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Passover

“Why is this night different from all other nights?”

Tomorrow night, around festive seder tables, we will all ask together: “Ma nishtana…?—Why is this night different​ from all other nights?” This question—one we recite year after year and often is associated with young children’s excitement at singing their first solo in front of family and friends—will have an entirely new meaning this year. Why … Continued

Down-to-the-wire for Passover

If you aren’t already up to your elbows in cleaning for Pesach, they you’re probably going to a Pesach-resort this year for the celebration of freedom. Either way, we hope you’ll be joining a seder, the communal meal and story that marks the first nights of the festival, when Passover begins at sundown on Monday, … Continued

The Month of Nisan Brings Redemption

A lot happens in Nisan. Ten days ago we celebrated our exodus from Egypt; five days from now, we will commemorate the memory of six million brothers and sisters who perished in the Holocaust, and in 12 days we will celebrate the sixty-fourth anniversary of the establishment of the Jewish State. At the Seder table we … Continued