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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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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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Talmudic Semiotics: I Write Your Name

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ study, a premodern post-modern analysis of what exactly constitutes writing, in the physical act of making indelible marks on surfaces. Plus: Need to deliver a ‘get’ to your wife but out of paper? Talmud says: Write it on a slave!

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We’ll Be Here All Night

Stories for Passover about slavery, freedom, family… and lice

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16 Simple Ways to Jazz Up Your Passover Seder

Because why should liberation be boring?

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Color Erases, Color Paints

Growing up mixed race in Monsey, N.Y.

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Why the Eric Garner Ruling Is a Grave Injustice

Jury declines to try NYPD officer in chokehold death of unarmed black man

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‘Amistad’ and Spielberg’s West African Moses

The 1997 film looks back to the biblical Exodus and ahead to Abraham Lincoln

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Israeli Professor Likens the Occupation to Slavery

It’s as factually baseless and morally repugnant as it sounds

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Is Jewish Control Over the Slave Trade a Nation of Islam Lie or Scholarly Truth?

When Louis Farrakhan says, ‘You need to get this book,’ he means an insidious 1991 title whose claims to scholarship echo today

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Slavery in the 21st Century

A new book, Escape From North Korea, says the Korean diaspora should emulate the movement to free Soviet Jewry

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Repeat Performances

What Jewish rituals and Judaism share with Civil War reenactment and Southern culture

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Evil Is as Evil Does

Obama draws a connection between slavery and the Holocaust

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