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Mi Casa Es Su Casa

In a rut, I opened my home to strangers through Couchsurfing.com. It changed my life.

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A Festive Seder Meal—With a Side of Rice and Beans

As more Jews permit consumption of kitniyot for Passover, the holiday menu continues to expand

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The Second Plague

Happy Passover

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Stories of Emancipation: Aztecs and Israelites

Growing up as a Jew in Mexico exposed me to two narratives of brutal oppression—and peoplehood

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From the Seder to the Circus and Back Again

After my family’s raucous Passover meal, we’d escape to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus at Madison Square Garden

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With an Outstretched Arm

How my mother uses costumes at the Passover Seder to keep our family whole

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How to Have a Better Seder

Wine, icefrogs, early eats, and questions. Lots of questions.

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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

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Can My Dog Eat Chametz?

A guide to feeding pets on Passover

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The Instant Pot Is the Kitchen Gadget You Need This Passover

More flavor in a fraction of the time? Now that’s going from bondage to freedom.

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Why Jews Are Forbidden to Be Happy

Talmudic rabbis debate just how much of life should be forsaken as part of the Jewish responsibility to mourn for the past

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From The Unofficial Hogwarts Haggadah: What Harry Potter and Passover Teach Us About Wealth and Class

For both Rowling and the rabbis, our relationship to wealth—not our accumulation of it—is what determines our moral merit

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You Know You Want Joan Rivers’ Bone China Seder Plate

A Judaica purveyor is putting the comedian’s Passover treasure up for auction in April

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My Time With the Unsinkable Debbie Reynolds

Remembering the inimitable actress, who died in December, just a day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher. A public memorial is planned for both of them in March in Los Angeles.

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Passover In Drag

A Tumblr page combines Pesach with RuPaul’s ‘Drag Race,’ and it’s the Internet at its best. Introducing ‘The Ruggadah’.

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This Passover, It’s Fitting to Honor Harriet Tubman, The Anti-Slavery Hero Who Was Known as ‘Moses’

The captain of the Underground Railroad couldn’t have been placed on the $20 bill at a more auspicious moment

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Thank God for the Haggadah, the Ultimate Non-PC Story

For a generation trained in moral relativism, there’s nothing like a strong tale of faith, fight, and freedom

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A Holiday Fable

Tablet Original Fiction for Passover, from the master of black humor: Evicted from Teaneck, what exodus awaits?

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Rediscovering a Lost Children’s Classic for Passover

‘The Animated Haggadah’ was a staple for day school students in the 1980s and ’90s—and then nearly vanished. How does it hold up, 30 years after its release?

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Five Seder Traditions From Around the Globe to Spice Up Your Own

Jews are not monolithic, and nowhere is that clearer than when it comes to one of Judaism’s oldest rituals

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How My Passover Cleaning Became a Spiritual Reckoning

As we move from slavery to freedom and from past to future on our journey to redemption, we need to deal critically with the dark elements of our history

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Regaining Jerusalem

Jewish slaveowners celebrate Passover in 17th-century Suriname

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Irish Spring

Unorthodox preps for Passover with OMGWTFBIBLE host David Tuchman, and gets schooled by Irish journalist Maitiú Ó Coimin

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Liberating Myself, Just in Time for Passover

Two years after my divorce, I’m finally learning how to stop focusing on what other people think of me

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The Matzo Cover That Made ‘Next Year in Jerusalem’ More Than a Mantra

My father smuggled Jewish artifacts into the Soviet Union. He took back to Israel a matzo cover signed by Soviet Jews who hoped against hope one day to join him–and did.

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‘Once We Were Slaves, Now We Are Free’: The Passover Seder in Bergen-Belsen That Shaped My Family

For some, the Passover injunction to imagine one’s self as having emerged from slavery evokes a foreign experience. But for my family, it’s our origin story.

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As American as Pot Roast and Potato Salad

One of the best-selling cookbooks of all time, ‘The Settlement Cook Book’ taught a generation of Jewish immigrants about their new country

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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

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I Treated Myself to a Symbolic Matzo Manicure

Treat yo self, too, while considering: How are these nails different from all other nails?

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Poi Story

Eating this traditional dish made from taro root is a perfect way to express what it means to be a Jew in Hawai‘i. Plus, it’s kosher for Passover.

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