It’s tempting to draw parallels to American slavery, but the Bible paints a very different picture
Memories of an incomplete Seder
What shards of unleavened bread can teach us about the nature of faith
How one scientist celebrated one wintry Passover at the bottom of the world, 25 years ago
Revisiting Arthur Waskow and his Freedom Seder
My grandfather’s been buying ‘shmurah’ matzo for more than six decades. He’s got the receipts to prove it—somewhere.
Passover offers us a ray of hope during the pandemic
More than a century after Boris Schatz—known as ‘Mr. Bezalel’—brought his wares to America, his impact endures on our Seder tables
Why do we need a long Talmud tractate about Passover, a holiday we already know well?
As we yearn for our own freedom in this time of quarantine and isolation, the prophet shows us how it’s done
On Passover, celebrating our family’s arrival in Canada
How one not-quite-biblical book gives us a very different read on the familiar Passover story
I’m unable to join my parents, but I can make it a holiday my daughter will remember
And why children point the way toward our future
A holiday celebrating freedom is a good time to remember those who aren’t free
This night was different from all other nights because I was finally asking different questions
My father, Natan Sharansky, lived through his own Exodus. The seminal Passover text taught me how to tell his story.
We’re sick, and the meaning of this holiday seems more potent than ever
The Jewish world needs a place like Tablet where varying—even conflicting—viewpoints can exist side by side. Our times demand an engagement with big ideas and not a retreat from them. Help us do what we do.