What We Can’t Learn From the Passover Story

The incompatibility of Manichean moralizing and the modern Middle East

Editing Out Elements of Judaism Doesn’t Work

Instead of masking our ambivalence and discomfort, we should confront it

On the Origin of Passover’s Four Questions and the Renewal of Miracles

The Talmud is not a literary text, yet its role in maintaining the continuity of Jewish history is undeniable

Confessions of a Wicked Daughter

Every Passover, my family makes me the Seder’s “wicked son.” I don’t mind—it’s a part I was born to play.

Sundown: Iran Is Getting Hungry

Plus the greatest referee of all time, and more

A Grey Lady Dayenu

It has been quite enough

Passover Funny Business

Haggadah parodies continue

iPassover

Holiday smartphone apps offer everything from a simulated candle for ferreting out hametz to a Ten Plagues noisemaker that you never knew you needed

National Treasure

A critical edition of The Washington Haggadah, a 1478 manuscript housed at the Library of Congress, shows how much—and how little—Passover has changed since the 15th century

Sundown: Let Him Go to Berlin

Plus a classic anti-Nazi comic book, the Beastie Boys, and more

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.

An Original Haggadah

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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.

The Tablet Haggadah

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

On the Bookshelf

Beyond Maxwell House: A haggadah roundup

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