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Synagogue Network Uses ‘Passover in a Bag’ Kit to Attract Young Families

It’s no longer a Field of Dreams when it comes to getting young Jewish families involved with synagogues. Just because they’ve built them — synagogues...

Passover a Chance to Find Sweet Spot Between Mitzvah and Menschlichkeit

By Rabbi Gerald R. Fox  Parshat Tzav In the midst of our often-frantic preparations for the Passover holiday, we can get lost in the fragrance of...

From Shmurah to Sesame, ’Tis the Matzo Season

The photo is classic 1970s, a trapped-in-amber portrait of grade-school field trips. A group of about nine kids gathers around a table where a...

‘Hamilton’ Haggadah Tells the Story of Tonight

You can finally be in “the room where it happens” — if you don’t mind singing all the parts at your dining room table...

Reconsidering the Seder Plate in Graphic Fashion

It seems as though each passing year brings another addition to the Passover seder plate — or supplemental pages to the Haggadah — to make...

Four Cups, Five Stars: Sophisticated Kosher Wine Increasingly Popular at Seders

By Deborah Fineblum | JNS.org Even the most finicky wine snob won’t be able to “pass over” the new generation of kosher wines. Increasingly, the...

Making Passover Memorable and Delicious Without Too Much Fuss

By Elizabeth Kurtz | JNS.org Everyone needs crowd-pleasing recipes we can turn to over and over again. This is important for every holiday, but especially...

Precious Passover Recipes from Trieste, Italy

When people hear my husband, David, is Italian and Jewish, they always ask him: “Have you ever heard of The Garden of the Finzi-Continis?” They...

Passover Desserts Don’t Have to Be as Lifeless as Moses’ Desert

For too long, Passover desserts have been considered tasteless, dry and not worth the bother. This is simply wrong. There are plenty of delicious options,...

Smell Can Trigger Reminders of the Goodness Sought Through Prayer

By Rabbi Marc Israel Parshat Vayikra I love to barbecue. I love everything about the experience — finding the right marinade and/or seasonings, ensuring that the...