Our Family’s Twin Passover Tales: Escaping From Egypt and the Soviet Union

My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.

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.

Our Unexpected Passover Guest

Nobody expected my grandfather to show up at my apartment for Passover—two months after he died

Passover Perfect

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.

Kids These Days

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

Substitutions

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

Ask, Don’t Tell

A father’s reflections on teaching his son the Four Questions

Monkey Business

Just in time for Passover, an exhibition devoted to Curious George sheds light on the character’s genesis and his German-Jewish creators’ exodus

Exodus

Forget cleaning for Passover and instead head to a luxury hotel for the holiday

A Gathering of Diasporas

An Israeli in New York contemplates her homeland

School Days

An eleven-year-old who’s finding her way

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

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