In early-20th-century Warsaw, making sure people observed the Sabbath was serious business

Great Escape

On Yom HaShoah, one woman’s story of tunneling from a Polish work camp

By the Book

Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Torah

Life Is Unfair

A haftorah of small transgressions and sudden death

A Different Night

A Washington journalist discusses some of the Christian seders he has thrown

Piece Meal

The first Passover celebrations included neither haggadah nor seder. With the passage of millennia, the two have become central elements. Herewith an interactive guide to the collage of texts that constitutes the holiday’s guidebook.

Dead Wrong

A haftorah of rigidity and ritual

The Tablet Haggadah

Writers, artists, and a boxer meditate on the meaning of Passover

Platonic Form

What makes the seder night different? Its Greek roots.

‘I Lift My Lamp’

Including Emma Lazarus in the Passover seder reminds Jews to keep marching toward justice

Repeat Performances

What Jewish rituals and Judaism share with Civil War reenactment and Southern culture

Passover FAQ

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Feast of Unleavened Bread


Questions, answers, entrances, and exoduses—our complete Passover coverage

Get Back

A haftorah of remorse and return

Ocean Pew

Though only a tiny fraction of what it was in the 18th century, Barbados’s Jewish community—and its 1750 synagogue—still stand proud

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