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Dipping Plagues
Dipping Plagues

On the night of the seder, and whenever one recounts the story of the Exodus, the recitation of the 10 plagues presents a particularly dramatic moment. It is interesting to note that the 10 plagues are so essential a part of Jewish history that the sag…

A Holiday for Kids
A Holiday for Kids

Why is this night different from all other nights?Ask the kids! Or better yet, let the kids ask you.It might surprise you to know that Passover, more than any other Jewish holiday, is focused on the children. The retelling of the story of the Exodus fr…

Seek The Answers
Seek The Answers

The Four Questions (Mah Nishtana - What makes it different?) is one of the most famous features of the Passover Seder. In Ashkenazi homes, these four lines are recited by the youngest person present, or, quite often, by all the children at th…

Development of the Haggadah
Development of the Haggadah

On Passover night we are commanded “v’hee’ga’d’ta” and you shall tell, the story of the Exodus. (Notice the shared root of hee’ga’d’ta and Haggadah.) The Passover Haggadah serves as a step-by-step guidebook for telling the story of …

Who Knows One?
Who Knows One?

How does one transmit basic theology in a fun manner to tired seder guests? The answer is–with song.

One Goat…and a Host of Other Things
One Goat…and a Host of Other Things

Most American children know the play song, There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. It’s a fun song that has a building pattern that helps develop children’s memory skills.

Four Cups of Wine
Four Cups of Wine

Like almost all festival meals, the Passover seder begins with Kiddush, the sanctification of the day.

The Exodus of the Syrian Jews
The Exodus of the Syrian Jews

In 1948, Jews around the world celebrated the creation of the newly established State of Israel. After millennia of exile and centuries of struggle, the Promised Land would once again be a safe haven for them, except that not all countries wanted to let their Jews go. Just like Pharaoh of old, these governments hated their Jews, but refused to allow them to leave.

A Very Serious Woman
A Very Serious Woman

They called her “Battling Bella,” and Bella Savitsky Abzug (1920-1998) lived up to that nickname. Born in New York City to Russian Jewish immigrants, Bella earned an undergraduate degree at Hunter College and a law degree from Columbia University.

The Passover Story In Brief
The Passover Story In Brief

On Passover, we commemorate the Exodus from Egyptian slavery. The following is a brief summary.

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