A Passover Do-Over
The third Seder was once an American tradition, with a sense of community and politics that set it apart from the first two
Jenna Weissman Joselit
· April 4, 2017
The Festival of Cleaning
Whether you’re a hoarder or a neat freak, Passover gives families a chance to get rid of the mess—together
· April 20, 2016
Passover’s Kitchen Revelation: Cutting Down on Food Waste
As we remove the
from our house, it’s time to reconsider how much food we throw away all year
· March 31, 2015
We’ll Be Here All Night
Stories for Passover about slavery, freedom, family… and lice
· March 28, 2015
Hoarders, Passover Edition: Cleaning Out Chametz, and Letting Our Clutter Go
Every year, we sweep away crumbs from our cabinets. But we’re often afraid to sweep away stuff we’d be better off without.
· April 11, 2014
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?
· March 25, 2013
Passover’s Perennial No-Show
At the Seder, we open the door for Elijah. As a child, I thought he’d actually appear. Then I grew up, and anticipation faded into resignation.
· April 3, 2012
Matzo and Modern Art
From a Jonathan Adler Seder plate to a mezuzah that evokes the parting of the Red Sea, high-design Passover tchotchkes for your home
· March 29, 2012
More than any other Jewish holiday, Passover can turn mothers into obsessive control freaks. But if we’re to have a meaningful holiday, we have to resist the madness.
· April 18, 2011