Whether in the mess hall or on a battleship, Jewish soldiers stationed all over the world still sang the Four Questions and ate matzo
Every year, we sweep away crumbs from our cabinets. But we’re often afraid to sweep away stuff we’d be better off without.
Do today’s Seders exist to remember the past, or did past events occur so that they could be remembered later?
Cancer patients find a new perspective on the present and the future in the Jewish ritual of counting the Omer
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.
Rabbinical reasoning behind our pre-Passover search for hametz leads Jews through a theological maze, but everything is illuminated at the end
From setting crumbs on fire to the awkwardness of eating a matzoh-and-salami sandwich, an illustrator recounts her family’s weird and wonderful Passover traditions
Holiday smartphone apps offer everything from a simulated candle for ferreting out hametz to a Ten Plagues noisemaker that you never knew you needed
For an unrepentant news junkie, the Seder plate’s symbolism can turn topical, transforming the usual boiled eggs and parsley into delicacies like Qaddafi charoset and bitter Boehner herb
A Washington journalist discusses some of the Christian seders he has thrown
A haftorah of rigidity and ritual
What makes the seder night different? Its Greek roots.
Including Emma Lazarus in the Passover seder reminds Jews to keep marching toward justice
What Jewish rituals and Judaism share with Civil War reenactment and Southern culture
A Passover in Berlin stirs up questions of freedom and faith
Passover takes on new meaning for a reporter far from home
A new documentary looks at the latest generation of Jewish radicals
How the story of Passover resounds in northern Iraq