As Reform Jews, it is incumbent upon us as individuals to determine which Passover practices are personally meaningful and to incorporate them into our celebration.
"You won’t smell soup cooking yet / or cake or kugel or tzimmes baking / on the day before Passover."
Kondo teaches us to organize our stuff and toss what we don’t need, using a method centered around inventorying everything we own and getting rid of anything that doesn’t serve a purpose or “spark joy.”
Early on, I learned that not all Jewish observance looks the same. In our global society, Jewish rituals will continue to evolve, giving way to new traditions.
While others cook and clean for Passover, I write jokes for Moses, Miriam, Pharaoh, and God – so we can add a play to our family’s retelling of the Exodus from Egypt.
This Passover, celebrate the cycle of time and nature with an approach to food that protects our environment, prioritizes good health, and lines up with Reform Jewish values.
When we gather on April 19 and 20 to mark the first two nights of Passover, we will pray. And we will ask aloud: What makes this year’s seders different from all others
For secular kibbutzniks, the Four Questions let them express ideas about living on a collective, challenges of Zionist settlement, and the state of Jewish life worldwide.
It’s important to retell the hideous and barbaric events that occurred in Hungary at the end of World War II because they provide important lessons for us today.