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Questions, answers, entrances, and exoduses—our complete Passover coverage

Tablet Magazine
March 22, 2010
(Courtesy of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives)
(Courtesy of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Passover FAQ by the Editors
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Feast of Unleavened Bread

Ask, Don’t Tell by Vox Tablet
A father’s reflections on teaching his son the Four Questions

On the Bookshelf by Josh Lambert
Beyond Maxwell House: A haggadah roundup

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

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Exodus ’56 by Adam Kirsch
A novel examines the parallel dislocations of Hungarian and Egyptian immigrants to Israel

Crash Course by Patrick Huguenin
Invited to a seder, a non-Jew quickly learns everything he can about making a kosher-for-Passover recipe

Repeat Performances by Dara Horn
What Jewish rituals and Judaism share with Civil War reenactment and Southern culture

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

‘I Lift My Lamp’ by Esther Schor
Including Emma Lazarus in the Passover seder reminds Jews to keep marching toward justice

Passover Pancake by Liel Leibovitz
This Passover, Daniel Boulud is borrowing a food staple from a different holiday

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Tablet Haggadah
Writers, artists, and a boxer meditate on the meaning of Passover

Paste Test by Joan Nathan
Comparing charosets—the date, nut, and wine concoction that sweetens the seder

Platonic Form by Judith Shulevitz
What makes the seder night different? Its Greek roots.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Piece Meal by Joshua J. Friedman
The first Passover celebrations included neither haggadah nor seder. With the passage of millennia, the two have become central elements. Herewith an interactive guide to the collage of texts that constitutes the holiday’s guidebook.

Dead Wrong by Liel Leibovitz
A haftorah of rigidity and ritual

Everything’s Coming Up Moses by Rachel Shukert
Songs from Tablet Magazine’s ‘Gypsy’-inspired Passover musical

Monday, March 29, 2010

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

From the editors at Tablet Magazine