Passover

Passover

By Esther Cohen April 09, 2015

Some days you remember forever and ever. A picture and a poem to celebrate Haggadah possibilities during Passover.

By Esther Cohen April 08, 2015

A rabbi once said that life consists of 72 stories. As we yearn to find ways to be together in this world, we're reminded that it’s always in the telling.

By Esther Cohen April 07, 2015

What do we mean when we use the word freedom? Matthew Septimus and Esther Cohen celebrate the many Haggadah possibilities with a poem and a picture.

By Trent Gilliss April 07, 2015

Points of beauty and perspective to mark the holy week, including a stirring rendition of Blake's "Jerusalem," a favorite essay on the woman at the heart of Easter Sunday, musings on yoga spirituality for atheists, the opposite of shame, the need for gentleness, the insights of dependence, and the adventure of being born baffled.

By Esther Cohen April 06, 2015

Holidays like Passover create occasions for encounter, however strange they may be. And those encounters may lead to friendships that create new possibilities.

By Esther Cohen April 04, 2015

What if we overcame our tribal impulses and told stories that grew our imagination as a people?

By Trent Gilliss April 15, 2014

This week, excellent insights from Howard Thurman and the growing edge of the beginner's mind, a meditation on suffering, advice from Bertrand Russell, and a beautiful photoquote from Yiddish poet Celia Dropkin.

By Shari Motro April 11, 2014

How does one leave home in peace? Shari Motro reflects on how we all can find our way back, using the abundant lessons of the relationship between Pharaoh and Moses in the Exodus story. On the other side of it all, forgiveness and gratitude resides.

April 04, 2013

During these days sacred to both Christians and Jews, a reflection on making space for recreating staid narratives and the new ones we all write together.

March 29, 2013

Dealing with the dark side of the Passion story and Passover is integral to dealing with magnifications of real life and its nether sides. Martin Marty on Bach's bright side during Holy Week.

May 22, 2012

The same evening that 40,000 Orthodox Jews gathered for a rally to consider the dangers of the Internet (and its responsible use), an email from a local conservative synagogue arrived in my inbox to remind me of a ritual for observant Jews to count the Omer.

April 18, 2011

The religious symbolism of fasting is an act of gratitude for the life you have and the time when you can eat again.

April 13, 2011

Got a few extra sheets of matzah handy and looking for a Passover-friendly recipe? Deena Prichep has posted photos and recipes of various matzo pies, including a Turkish mina de carne that elevates this bread of affliction to a culinary delight!

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April 02, 2011

A delightful 20 minutes from Tablet with two power journalists discussing their "mixed" marriage and the importance of Passover.

March 31, 2010

A touching reflection by Mary Moos on spiritual displacement in a Roman Catholic family, finding a home in Judaism, and a better understanding of Christ during Passover.

April 11, 2009

In our interview for next week’s show, the very thoughtful scientist/author Jon Kabat-Zinn has intriguing and provocative things to say about the pressures and possibilities of aligning our “Stone Age minds” with 21st-century digital realities. But he also says: “This is far too serious to take too seriously.”

The most godly people I know have a sense of humor even about the most important things, and I’m convinced God does too. And that is my far too serious justification for posting two very funny Facebook takes on Passover and Easter, the holiest of holidays being observed simultaneously this week. Be blessed — and enjoy.


April 20, 2008

A stirring set of questions from the Sephardic seder tradition creates a new space for a father's reflection on Passover.