Tuesday, March 3, 2015 AdarI 12, 5775
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
On the evening of April 8 -- the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan -- Jews all over the world will come together to be with family and friends to celebrate the first Passover seder. The Haggadah will be read, relating the story of the Jews exodus from Egypt. The seder plate contains symbolic foods that are explained...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
In every generation, the Haggadah tells us, each of us should regard ourselves as though we had personally been freed from Egypt. It's part of the timeless wisdom of Passover. A crucial event that brought our people out of bondage thousands of years ago is re-enacted each spring. We get to taste, year after year, the sweetness of liberation. But...
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By:
Saly Friedman, JE Feature
Noise. Confusion. Chaos. My mother and her sisters are jammed into the kitchen of Grandmom Goldberg's tiny house in Northeast Philadelphia, arguing, laughing, carrying strange foods to a groaning table set with grandmom's fraying, lace tablecloth. My sister and I furtively pull at the unraveling threads of that cloth as the grown-ups say prayers we don't understand and let us...
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By:
Jon Erlbaum
What does it mean when we say that a person possesses a "Yiddishe Cup" (defined as a "Jewish head" or "Jewish way of thinking")? Throughout history, it has meant being good in school or exceeding in business, even to the extent of, say, outsmarting one's opponents. But the following story about the four cups of seder wine provides a far...
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By:
Sara Esther Crispe
Why are we shocked when a beautiful young woman takes back her abusive boyfriend? Or when someone refuses to leave a horrible marriage? From the outside looking in, it is impossible to comprehend choosing to remain in an unhealthy environment. It is so easy to feel that the person should simply get out! And no doubt, one should. But it...
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