Passover

Drink to Your. . . Health?

by | in Passover

Q: With conflicting information about alcohol—it’s healthy, it’s harmful—I’m nervous about drinking the arba kosot on Seder night. Can you clarify whether it’s safe to drink and tell me how much is… Read more

The Fifth Son

by | in Opinion

Their name was pronounced Peshevorsky. I have no idea how it was spelled. Neither do I know their first names. I addressed them as “Mr. and Mrs. Peshevorsky.” It was such a mouthful; I had to practice… Read more

The Purim—Pesach Connection

by | in Passover

Imagine the moadim (holidays) as a circle beginning with Pesach in Nissan and ending with Purim in Adar. If the moadim were arranged in a straight line, Purim would be the furthest from Pesach. Read more

The Storyteller

by | in Opinion

As a volunteer leader of Seders in small Jewish communities in a former Communist country, I usually devote my introductory remarks to quickly explain why we have come together. I don’t turn to a… Read more

Pesach on the Base

by | in Passover

Preparing for a seder in Balad, Iraq, 2004. Courtesy of the Unit Ministry Team PESACH IN IRAQ One week after US forces toppled Saddam Hussein’s tyrannical regime in April 2003, Jews everywhere… Read more