Tag Archives: Passover

30 Days of Liberation 2017

The Talmud teaches that, during the 30 days before Passover, we should learn about matters related to the holiday. In that spirit, I composed a brief message for each of the previous 30 days, drawing from the wisdom Passover imparts. I hope you find these … Continue reading

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Moses for President

As the U.S. presidential primary process slouches toward what will doubtlessly be a contested convention season this summer, I find myself not infrequently wondering what guidance the Jewish tradition would have for selecting our next leader. I have already written … Continue reading

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30 Days of Liberation – 2016

The Talmud teaches that, during the 30 days before Passover, we should learn about matters related to the holiday. In that spirit, I composed a brief message for each of the previous 30 days, drawing from the wisdom Passover imparts. I hope you find these … Continue reading

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30 Days of Liberation 2015

The Talmud teaches that 30 days before Passover, we should start learning about matters related to the holiday. In that spirit, I humbly offer, as in past years, “30 Days of Liberation.” For each of the next 30 days, I will offer a brief message, … Continue reading

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Why Synagogues Matter

Passover, which began last Monday and continues until Monday night in Israel and Tuesday night in the Diaspora, is a holiday that invites questions. This year, a year in the shadow of the Pew study, which showed only 1/3 of … Continue reading

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30 Days of Liberation: Day 30 – Next Year in Jerusalem!

The Seder concludes with the exclamation, “Next year in Jerusalem!” This not only refers to the fact that most Jews have yet to return home, but also that our world remains in an exilic state. As yesterday’s tragic events in … Continue reading

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30 Days of Liberation: Day 29 – No Small Act

One of my favorite songs to conclude the Seder is “Had Gadya,” in which the purchase of a little goat sparks a chain reaction that leads all the way to God destroying the Angel of Death. There is no deed, … Continue reading

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