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The Days of Matzo and Baklava

It’s a busy week for our blended family: Last weekend, our Passover Seder; next weekend, our Greek Easter feast

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A Seder of My Own

After my mother died, I made Passover just the way she did—until, drawing inspiration from Purim, I made my own tradition

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The Plagues Come All Year Round—And There Are Way More Than Four Questions

For World AIDS Day, a doctor, her daughters, their late dad, and his work in Africa

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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.

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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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Our Unexpected Passover Guest

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

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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.

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Kids These Days

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

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Substitutions

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

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Ask, Don’t Tell

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

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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

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Exodus

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

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A Gathering of Diasporas

An Israeli in New York contemplates her homeland

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School Days

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

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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

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