NEW YORK (RNS) Good Friday has often been a day of dread and death for many Jews, but it doesn’t need to be that way.
Articles tagged “Passover”
BETHESDA, Md. (RNS) At Passover, Jewish women will enjoy seders with their families, but increasing numbers are adding an all-women’s seder to their holiday celebrations.
(RNS) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — not the world’s most religious Jew — offers her commentary on the Passover story.
(RNS) How many days do you have to eat matzo before it starts to taste like “the bread of affliction?”
Jewish a cappella singers Six13 post a Passover YouTube hit, rivaling Maccabeats’ spin on “Les Miserables.”
(RNS) For many Muslim families and students, getting Eid al-Adha as an official school holiday isn’t just about equity and sparing students the hassle of make-up work, but connecting with their religious identity.
(RNS) In the gap between faith and practice, millions of Americans will delight in Easter and Passover as “holidays,” not “holy days.”
(RNS) Jewish tradition commands us to see ourselves as though we were slaves in Egypt. As I sit at my Passover Seder this year, I will wonder about my dining room chairs, and my tablecloth, both of which seem too inexpensive for the labor that must have gone into producing them.
(RNS) More than 100 Jews will spend four nights and five days in the California desert this year to celebrate Passover, an experience, they hope, that will allow them to more viscerally understand the liberation of the Israelites who left bondage in Egypt and wandered in the desert 3,500 years ago.
The Maccabeats, a Yeshiva University a capella group, has co-opted the hit musical and movie Les Miserables to tell the story of Passover, which begins Monday night.