March 28, 2013 at 2:55 pm by keskush
We all already know why we have to chow down on food that tastes like cardboard, and yes, this does make us all uncomfortable. There is no question that unleavened bread makes our bellies bulge, but does it actually make our hearts expand to feel the meaning of this special holiday? To feel the suffering […]
March 28, 2013 at 11:32 am by marleyweiner
I am a Tarantino fan. I love his combination of gratuitous violence with cheeky pop-culture commentary. His work is always complicated and full of layers. Most of all, I love his alternating history WWII epic Inglorious Basterds. I could say that I love it because of its brilliant female heroine, and I do. I could […]
March 28, 2013 at 2:32 am by storyteller
The story of how a Seder, a parody song, and freedom moved a room to tears.
March 21, 2013 at 8:11 am by Jonah Rank
4 questions about Torah and Life of Pi to share at your seder this year.
April 2, 2012 at 9:39 pm by Timna Burston
An Exodus for Priscilla Queen of the Desert: a band of minorities wander to find themselves.
November 12, 2011 at 6:59 pm by Jonah Rank
Exploring “Chad Gadya” through the lens of “Because the Origami” by 8in8: two songs featuring chains of mishaps resulting in exile.
April 22, 2011 at 11:04 am by Timna Burston
I have always found the following passage, read each year during Passover, rather alarming: “Shfoch Chamatcha Al Hagoyim” meaning, literally, “Pour out your wrath unto the gentiles.” I recently learned that one of the reasons Jews traditionally open their door to let the prophet Elijah in was to make sure that they kept the […]