Our lives and our liberations are bound up in each other. A photo-poem exploration of hope, freedom, and the meaning of exodus.
The importance of religion to Americans is trending downward. Meanwhile, more people are saying they experience a deep sense of wonder and awe about the universe. A secular Jew on the importance of the Passover, ritual of Seder, and the paradise of kinship.
Some days you remember forever and ever. A picture and a poem to celebrate Haggadah possibilities during Passover.
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.
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.
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.
Holidays like Passover create occasions for encounter, however strange they may be. And those encounters may lead to friendships that create new possibilities.
What if we overcame our tribal impulses and told stories that grew our imagination as a people?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seder plate (photo: Dana Skolnick/Flickr) Today is ta’anit (“fast”) bekhorim (“of the firstborn”), the day before Passover begins, when only…
Got a few extra sheets of matzah handy and looking for a Passover-friendly recipe? Deena Prichep has posted photos and…
At Monday night’s Passover Seder we used hard-covered, bound copies of a Haggadah with a copyright date of 1923. The…
“On April 1st, leaders from the Jewish and African American community will come together to remember and reenact the Exodus…
In our interview for next week’s show, the very thoughtful scientist/author Jon Kabat-Zinn has intriguing and provocative things to say…
Pesach (Passover) is upon us. In a recent entry by Rachel Barenblat (a rabbinical student who writes the Velveteen Rabbi blog),…