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Posts Tagged: Passover 2021

April 5, 2021 2:26 pm

Global Freedom on the Decline - Passover is a celebration of freedom, but its underlying story is a salutary reminder that freedom is a fragile thing and that achieving...

March 31, 2021 12:17 pm

The Most Unlikely Passover Seder - On the eve of Passover, I was one of 13 people driving through the rolling sand dunes between Abu Dhabi and the remote...

March 30, 2021 12:48 pm

This Passover, a Song of Thanks - It’s hard to believe that only a year has passed since Passover of 5780 (2020). Since the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Gafner of...

March 26, 2021 10:48 am

What Kind of Freedom Do We Celebrate on Passover?

The New York Review of Books recently devoted a lot of space to a review of “The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of...

March 25, 2021 12:03 pm

Passover and the US-Israel Bond

Here's a quick Passover recap: According to Heinrich Heine, the 19th century German poet, “Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent.” Professor Yehudah...

March 25, 2021 10:45 am

Why the Seder and Exodus Should Make Us Optimistic

Countless studies have explored the usefulness of optimism as a psychological phenomenon, and all of them have demonstrated that optimists have a higher quality of...

March 25, 2021 10:07 am

Passover Seder’s Takeaways Speak to the Woke Divide - This Saturday night in the midst of the loosening COVID-19 pandemic and the tightening of America’s cancel culture pandemic, Jewish families will celebrate...

March 24, 2021 2:53 pm

Passover and Preserving History in 2021

Cecil B. Demille’s famous film "The Ten Commandments" was a massive box office hit. Decades before, in 1923, Demille made a silent film of the...

March 24, 2021 10:10 am

The Seder and the Stories We Retell

Imagine bringing a guest to your family’s seder -- a newcomer to the Pesach traditions. “We will tell the story of our journey from slavery...

March 24, 2021 9:56 am

What I’ve Learned Teaching Jewish Texts in the UAE - In 2011, on one of my first trips to the United Arab Emirates, I sat in on a class taught by then-New York...

March 23, 2021 11:00 am

Does the Haggadah Teach the Meaning of Life? - Some Jews can’t get enough of the inspiration it offers for questions and debate. Others grow up counting pages in it, waiting, often...

March 22, 2021 11:21 am

This Passover, Let Us Release Our Anger

Operation Warp Speed was an unreported success of the Trump administration, in the unprecedented marshaling of public and private resources to develop multiple COVID-19 vaccines...


Bipartisan House Taskforce Calls for More Funding for Antisemitism Envoy

A bipartisan group of 83 members of Congress on Friday called for the budget of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism to be raised to $2 million per...


Israel AG: Netanyahu Intervention in Judicial Reform ‘Illegal’

i24 News - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in breach of his conflict of interest agreement when he announced Thursday he was "taking over" the proposed judicial overhaul, Attorney-General...

Middle East

Iraqi Islamic Council Sets Out Case for Fatwa Against Hamas - A clerical body in Iraq that recently issued a groundbreaking fatwa—a legal ruling on a point of Islamic law—against Hamas for oppressing the Palestinians in Gaza, on Thursday...

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