Stations of the Fork

A tour of restaurants in the Holy Land

The Better Book Club

Rather than ban books, let’s find alternatives

Life Lessons From Lepers

A haftorah of few options and many rewards


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

Banned in Canada

Jewish groups protesting a pro-Palestinian book are missing the point

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

In the Attic

A writer wonders which neighbor will hide him when the next genocide happens

Kids These Days

After a seder circus, wondering if too much emphasis on children is ruining ritual

It Is Risen

At the end of Passover festival known as Mimouna, Moroccan Jews return to yeasty treats in grand style

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


For a kid-friendly Passover, try rounding out the seder plate with some off-menu additions

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

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