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I Can Haz Exodus?

An impressively complex retelling of the biblical story—with cats

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16 Simple Ways to Jazz Up Your Passover Seder

Because why should liberation be boring?

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Feminist Passover Message

Supreme Court justice highlights women’s ‘crucial role’ in Exodus narrative

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On Purim, Remembering Not to Forget

Memory, continuity, and a grandfather’s curious New York Times ritual

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‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ is a Shoddy Imitation of ‘Prince of Egypt’

Who needs Christian Bale as Moses when Val Kilmer did a brilliant job in 1998?

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‘Amistad’ and Spielberg’s West African Moses

The 1997 film looks back to the biblical Exodus and ahead to Abraham Lincoln

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A Horror Story Set in Hasidic Crown Heights

How a non-Jewish van driver found inspiration for a novel along his route

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What’s the Point of Passover?

Do today’s Seders exist to remember the past, or did past events occur so that they could be remembered later?

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Our Waterlogged Prayers

As we endure a season of destructive storms and surging seas, why on earth would we pray for rain?

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Here’s What ‘Pillar of Defense’ Actually Means

The name of the IDF operation references a famous midrash

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Free Verse

To celebrate the overlap of Passover and National Poetry Month, poets Andrea Cohen, Robert Pinsky, and Mark Levine offer some selections on the themes of liberation, ritual, journeying, and food

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Sundown: War With Hezbollah Could Get Ugly

Plus, the hottest kosher spot on the Upper West Side, and more

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Crossing Over

Journalists Steve and Cokie Roberts, a non-observing Jew and a Catholic, have hosted Passover Seders together for four decades. They share the rituals from their interfaith observance in a new haggadah.

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Macho Man

Exodus recast Israel’s founders as swaggering heroes and secured Leon Uris a place on the Jewish bookshelf even though, as a new biography shows, he was a mediocre writer and a troubled person

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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.

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Today on Tablet

A very Gettysburg Passover, Egypt to Israel in ‘56, and more

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Repeat Performances

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

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Passover FAQ

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

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‘Exodus’ Hits Twitter

#Letmypeoplego

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Who Built The Pyramids? Not the Jews

Newly discovered tombs indicate laborers were paid

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Earth, Wind, and Fire

The volcanoes and other geological events behind Exodus

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Getting There Is Half the Fun

God & Co., Episode III

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Tale of Two Cities

For groups with wildly different ideas about what it means to be a Jew in Israel, Hebron is a battleground

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Let My People Grow

God & Co., Episode II

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Yesterday’s Hero

Fifty years after the publication of Exodus, is it time to let Ari Ben Canaan go?

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Abominable Showman

Talented and terrifying, Otto Preminger left no taboo unbroken

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Celluloid Promised Land

A French filmmaker tackles the birth of Israel