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Dayenu: The Power of Enough-ness

Crystal Hill
Last year was my first time celebrating Passover and one of the first times I sang with the congregational choir. One of the songs we performed for the seder was "Dayenu." The choir director explained during practice that in Hebrew, "dayenu" means "enough." I loved the melody of the song and found myself humming the tune as I prepared for Passover.

Combatting Stress: Encanto as a Lesson in Community Support

Crystal Hill
As a mother of a one-year-old son, I’ve watched Encanto more times than I can count. Around my second time watching it, I realized that “surface pressure” is an amazing metaphor for the struggles I face as a parent. Especially as a parent preparing for both my and my son’s first Passover, the preparation of cooking and cleaning before the first seder is certainly stressful.

My Father’s Tallit

Ilene S. Goldman
As a child snoop, I was well acquainted with the contents of my parents’ dresser drawers. This came in handy often, like the night before a trip when my mom panicked because she couldn’t find her passport.

What Do Superheroes and Passover Have in Common?

C.E. Harrison
The author of "The (unofficial) Hogwarts Haggadah" and "The (unofficial) Muggle Megillah" has delivered another work of art combining fanservice and prescient Jewish learning in "The Superhero Haggadah: A Story of Signs and Marvels."