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A Tale of Two Cities – two worlds

Excerpt from the writer's book "With all your might." Two families, two Seders, one nation.

 A Tale of Two Cities – two worlds

In every generation: Insights from around the Seder table

There are two and only two places where the Haggadah uses the expression, “in every generation.” What is the connection between them?

In every generation:  Insights from around the Seder table

Four Questions to the government of Israel

PM Bennett, the four questions at the Seder are meant to involve the children. Look at what the PA does to involve its children. Op-ed..

Four Questions to the government of Israel

Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s Passover message

There may be a higher wisdom in that a man takes something from the past without question, without curiosity as to causes or effects. Op-ed.

Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s Passover message

Four sweet-faced IDF soldiers

What happened to the four sweet-faced soldiers who rinsed lettuce for the IDF Seder with me? Op-ed

Four sweet-faced IDF soldiers

Pres. Herzog to host new immigrants from Ukraine on Passover

The festive table has been laid with an emphasis on products by Israeli designers, with haggadahs from the Mental Health Association.

Pres. Herzog to host new immigrants from Ukraine on Passover

Pesach: Are you thirsty without knowing it?

How do you enable a person to come and partake of the Pesach experience if they have no desire; if they feel no need, no thirst?

Pesach: Are you thirsty without knowing it?

When the Seder is on Friday night

How to manage a Seder on Shabbat - and a primer for the holiday.

When the  Seder is on Friday night

'When one has matza and maror before them' – Halakhically mandated props of a great story

Seder night is reliving a great story, becoming part of the night it all started. Read here about its meaning and foundations of our faith.

'Matza and maror before them' – Halakhically mandated props

Tevye's Seder

For your holiday reading pleasure, a chapter from the novel, “Arise and Shine!” (volume 2) of the “Tevye in the Promised Land” trilogy.

Tevye's Seder

Are you ready to convert?

The biggest challenge of the seder is not drinking 4 cups of wine or eating all that matza. It is fulfilling the crucial goal set here.

Are you ready to convert?

A Seder thought from Rav Shimon Schwab

When does the miracle of redemption begin? You may be surprised at the answer.

A Seder thought from Rav Shimon Schwab

Will Biden restore Obama's White House Passover Seder?

A tongue-in-cheek spoof of an imaginary Seder in the Biden White House, attended by the many government members of Jewish origin. Op-ed.

Will Biden restore Obama's White House Passover Seder?

How to avoid tension at the Seder

Advice for parents worried about convincing children to take part in halakhically mandated parts of the Seder.

How to avoid tension at the Seder

The quest for curiosity jump-started at the seder

People conventionally understand the seder to be about getting the children to ask questions. But it goes deeper than that.

The quest for curiosity jump-started at the seder

Rabbi Melamed: 'Not hard days, challenging days'

Beit El yeshiva head talks about dealing with crisis: 'We keep distance and obey G-d's will, and don't meet with one another.'

Rabbi Melamed: 'Not hard days, challenging days'player

Israelis sing 'Ma Nishtana' from their balconies

Despite coronavirus lockdown, Israelis find way to share festive communal spirit on seder night.

Israelis sing 'Ma Nishtana' from their balconies

The story of the last 'Seder' in the Warsaw Ghetto

As we head into 'Carona Passover 2020,' hear a touching account of Jews unwilling to miss Seder in the Warsaw Ghetto 70 years ago.

The story of the last 'Seder' in the Warsaw Ghettoplayer

Gabi Ashkenazi in Bnei Brak: 'We're doing exciting, holy work'

Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman meets with Bnei Brak Mayor and city emergency Chief of Staff Gen. (Res.) Roni Numa.

Gabi Ashkenazi in Bnei Brak: 'We're doing exciting, holy work'

Coronavirus: 57 dead, 8,904 known infected

Death toll from coronavirus in Israel rises to 57, while number of diagnosed patients is 8,904.

Coronavirus: 57 dead, 8,904 known infectedplayer

Netanyahu announces lockdown until Friday

Closure to last from 4 pm tomorrow until 7 AM Friday. Citizens will not be allowed to leave their homes on Seder night.

Netanyahu announces lockdown until Friday

Deri: Curfew on Seder night

Interior Minister says Israelis will not be allowed to leave their homes on the first night of Passover.

Deri: Curfew on Seder night

Chief Rabbi, head of Tzomet Institute attack rabbis' letter permitting virtual Seder

'It's a shame that they misled the public,' said Chief Rabbi Lau in response to letter permitting use of Zoom to conduct a virtual Seder

Chief Rabbi, Tzomet head attack ruling permitting virtual Seder

A modern Passover

Refresh your ancient Passover traditions with colorful and modern ideas from Israel.

A modern Passover

The Honduran diplomat found the 'Afikoman'

Ahead of Passover, Israel branch of the World Jewish Congress hosts model seder for foreign ambassadors.

The Honduran diplomat found the 'Afikoman'

3,000 guests attend Passover seder in central Moscow

Seders held in all 36 Chabad Houses scattered throughout Moscow, in all yeshivas and public institutions, even in Moscow's Butyrka prison.

3,000 guests attend Passover seder in central Moscow

Flight cancellation nearly causes family to miss Passover seder

This family’s New York-Miami flight was cancelled right before Passover.

Flight cancellation nearly causes family to miss Passover seder

Leap over mountains this Passover

The Seder night will be completely different for you, if you listen to the critical pre-Seder insights of Rabbi Shlomo Katz.

Leap over mountains this Passoverplayer

60 UN ambassadors attend Danon's pre-Passover Seder

'In an age when the UN tries to put into question the Jewish claim to Jerusalem it is important to know the 3,500 year history of the Jews.'

60 UN ambassadors attend Danon's pre-Passover Seder

Fined for singing 'Ma Nishtana' on Passover?

Haredi family fined for noise during Seder night in Bnei Brak, prompting appeal by MK Eichler.

Fined for singing 'Ma Nishtana' on Passover?

Celebrating the Exodus with those still leaving Egypt

1,600 Ethiopian immigrants celebrated at the largest Passover seder in Israel. 'We felt like it was the Exodus.'

Celebrating the Exodus with those still leaving Egypt

White House to host Passover Seder

Trump administration to continue tradition of hosting Seder at the White House.

White House to host Passover Seder

Preparing for the 'highest seder in the world'

Chabad emissaries in Kathmandu will host 1,500 Jews for the seder, while 200 backpackers will attend a seder in the middle of the Himalayas.

Preparing for the 'highest seder in the world'player

Chad Gadya: Should G-d have killed the angel of death?

Social lesson, historical saga, or the story of our lives? Three ways to look at the classic song everyone loves to sing at the Seder's end.

Chad Gadya: Should G-d have killed the angel of death?

Converts practice Pesach Seder

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Converts practice Pesach Sederplayer

Danon hosts first ever UN Passover Seder

First ever UN Passover Seder held with dozens of ambassadors in attendance.

Danon hosts first ever UN Passover Seder

Passover miracles: Seder in a Soviet jail

Learn the fascinating story of a Prisoner of Zion who managed to scrounge together a seder in a Soviet prison, and merited to see miracles.

Passover miracles: Seder in a Soviet jailplayer

The time Hillary Clinton came to the rabbi’s seder

Bob Fine, former conservative rabbi, and his wife Helene recall hosting Hillary and her daughter Chelsea at their seder back in 2000.

The time Hillary Clinton came to the conservative rabbi’s seder

Watch: In-flight Passover seder safety video

Flight attendant helps you prepare to take off for the seder of your dreams, in a hilarious video ahead of the holiday.

Watch: In-flight Passover seder safety videoplayer

Rabbi: Russian Jews Awakening to Their Roots

Rabbi Shmuel Kaminsky of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, discussed the mass Seder he presided over in a city where some fifty thousand Jews live.

Chabad Rabbi: Thousands of Russian Jews Awaken to Their Roots