Seder

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

What the headline-making rabbinic showdown over online seders reveals about Jewish law and its limits.

May 4 2020 12:01AM

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 most widely read, beloved, and perplexing book of the Jewish tradition.

April 6 2020 12:01AM

A desire to see wicked nations punished is bound up in the belief in a just and providential God.

April 19 2019 12:01AM

Not willfulness, but freedom for excellence.

April 16 2019 12:01AM

A communal, and often political, ritual that was commonplace for a few decades.

Jenna Weissman Joselit
April 6 2017 12:01AM

Egypt and Bergen-Belsen.

Daniella Geenbaum
April 26 2016 12:01AM

A poem.

Nathan Alterman
April 19 2016 12:01AM

“Soldiers in Hawaii had fresh pineapple for dessert. Kashrut was a secondary concern.”

Marjorie Ingall
March 30 2015 12:01AM

An acclaimed food writer and culinary historian knew that to understand Jewish food was to understand Judaism itself.

Dec. 10 2014 12:01AM

The book read today would be unrecognizable to the ancient Jews who first devised the home ritual of the seder.   

Elon Gilad
April 17 2014 12:01AM