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Horse drawn cart in mid-1940s omer festival on Israeli kibbutz

Ear of grain in the field, bowed in the wind
from the weight of its seed, which is great…
Arise, o arise,
look, children of the villages. 

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald
Hanging kitchen utensils

Beyond four cups, four children, and four questions, there’s a fourth set of four to consider, as if we didn’t already have enough.

Rabbi Dennis S. Ross
Arial view of Masada

Aretha Franklin lays it all out on the greasy diner floor, truly giving us something to “Think” about as she attempts to keep her

Uri M. Feinberg
Elaborately set seder table awaiting diners

In my childhood, as one of a few Jewish families in central Maine, our family celebrated Passover by ourselves.

Courtney Naliboff
Individual hands each holding a puzzle piece

One of the most resonant prayers in the new Reform prayer book, Mishkan T’filah, didn’t start out as a prayer a

Rabbi Jessica Oleon Kirschner
Little girl with curly brown hair holding matzah up close to her face as if to break it

That Passover coincides with my sons’ school break is not a coincidence; the break also encompasses Easter, and, of course, teachers and families

Deborah Goldberg
Sign-post with these signs: questions, answers

Asking questions is an integral part of the Passover seder. This is a night of questioning.

Rabbi P.J. Schwartz
Colored pencils -- points up -- in a container

From the narrow straits I cried out to God. God answered me and delivered me to the wide places.
Psalm 118, Verse 5

Rabbi Lisa Silverstein Tzur
Matzah brei with green onion garnish on a plate

With less than a week until Passover, housecleaning, matzah-ball making, and other essential preparations are well underway in

Jane E. Herman
Closeup of a womans hands holding a book as she reads on a lawn

You know the story: When the Israelites made their exodus from Egypt, they fled in such haste that they did not have time to grab even some light reading.

Victor Wishna (JTA)

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