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Jewish Power and Jewish Powerlessness

The psychic toll of Jewish privilege being so cyclically linked to victimization

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Why I Published My Own Passover Haggadah

The seder marks a global Jewish event—I wanted a book that felt as diverse

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Catching Up With R.L. Stine on Halloween

The master of horror talks Goosebumps, scaring kids, and his Passover Seders

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Wicked Sons: Benjamin Kerstein, Doron Rabinovici, and Norman Finkelstein

Is Jewish rebellion really a form of submission? Two new novels and one political critic examine apostasy.

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What We Can’t Learn From the Passover Story

The incompatibility of Manichean moralizing and the modern Middle East

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Editing Out Elements of Judaism Doesn’t Work

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

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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

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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.

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Sundown: Iran Is Getting Hungry

Plus the greatest referee of all time, and more

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A Grey Lady Dayenu

It has been quite enough

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Passover Funny Business

Haggadah parodies continue

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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

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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

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Sundown: Let Him Go to Berlin

Plus a classic anti-Nazi comic book, the Beastie Boys, 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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An Original Haggadah

Your Vox Tablet preview

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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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The Tablet Haggadah

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

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On the Bookshelf

Beyond Maxwell House: A haggadah roundup

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Passover FAQ

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

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The Torah in the Altarpiece

A new exhibition explores the overlapping worlds of Christian and Jewish art in medieval Spain

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Guess Who’s Coming to Seder

A Passover in Berlin stirs up questions of freedom and faith

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Five Kids

El Lissitzky’s revolutionary take on a medieval Passover song, and a contemporary illustrator has a fresh look at the Seder’s four sons