Passover

How the Zoom-seder debate opens up on questions of virtual reality.

May 21 2020 12:01AM

Lenient rulings in response to new situations are not necessary if unfortunate accommodations, they are instead a testament to the strength and durability of Judaism.

May 18 2020 12:01AM

He is still full of hope, and so—in replying to those who would misunderstand me and my method of reading the Bible—am I.

April 29 2020 1:14AM

It’s not that they were exceptionally sophisticated or tolerant, as one popular recent article would have it—it’s that they lived surrounded by people who raised pigs.

April 28 2020 12:36AM

The conventional assignment of the family birthright to the firstborn comes under criticism in all of the family stories in Genesis; in Exodus, the issue becomes even more complicated.

April 27 2020 12:01AM

It’s hard to extract universal philosophical or political lessons from a set of books that is so resolutely particular.

April 20 2020 12:01AM

Is there a difference between pestilence and plague?

April 8 2020 12:01AM

There’s a great deal more at stake in Exodus than getting the slaves out of Egypt. What might it be?

April 6 2020 12:01AM

Embracing the connection between two stories of emancipation.

Darcy Fryer
April 6 2020 12:01AM

Showing the Israelite God’s masterful transvaluation of the Egyptian pantheon.

Raheli Shalomi-Hen and Ilan Ben Zion
April 3 2020 12:01AM

The existence of Jews is a reminder that freedom is possible only with responsibility.

May 6 2019 12:01AM

In a remote East African hospital, this seder night was different from all others.

Aaron Rothstein
April 25 2019 12:01AM

“Even as the ancient Hebrew people answered the call of freedom, we too must heed its voice.”

Channa Lockshin Bob
April 25 2019 12:01AM

Not packaged, not square, not oven-baked: that’s what it wasn’t. But what it was and where the name for it comes from is still something of a mystery.

April 24 2019 12:01AM