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Five Jewish AAPI Movers and Shakers

Alex Graaff
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month as well as Jewish Heritage Month. Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and the Jewish people are all diverse cultural groups from many different nations and cultures.

Harnessing the Power of our Mothers Around the Seder Table

Rabbi Sara Y. Sapadin
We have so much to learn from our mothers, past and present. Soon, we'll return to the story of Passover and to the narratives of three remarkable mothers whose determination, fearlessness, and love changed the course of biblical history.

Passover 2024: The Three Central Messages of Pesach

Dr. Georgette Bennett
The Exodus story is the master narrative of the Jewish people. As most of us know, it tells the story of the Hebrew slaves in Egypt and the rise of Moses as their liberator. It reminds us that in 2024, the universality of Passover's three-part message again reverberates through the generations: freedom, love, and justice.

Modern-Day Plagues of Injustice and Inequality

Rabbi Michael Namath
On Passover, we recount the Ten Plagues that were inflicted upon the Egyptian people. Here are some of the "plagues" and injustices that afflict our present-day society -- and actions you can take.

Burning Our Emotional Chameitz

Rabbi Emily Langowitz
I grew up in a family that was all about making Jewish ritual our own, and there was no greater holiday for our collective creativity than Passover.