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Seder-Masochism: Beyond the Orange and Miriam’s Cup

By now these items are standard fare at a feminist seder – the once transgressive orange on the Seder Plate; Miriam’s cup of clear, life-giving water next to Elijah’s cup of blood red wine. But wait! Most of us have yet to dig beneath the God and Moses Exodus story, even with Aviva Cantor’s “Jewish… Read more »

A Twelve-Year Old Fleeing the Pograms

[T]he way that the woodcarvers of Eastern Europe, hounded out of their homes, were able to reinvent themselves here, well, that’s very inspiring..I wanted to shine a light on that story, and then to give a feminist twist.

An Expected Unexpected Death

Three poems from Lesléa Newman about the impact of her mother’s death on her father and herself.

Jamaican Kosher Oxtail Stew with a Yemeni Twist

As a person of Native American, Jamaican, and Southeast Asian descent—and Jewish!–I have taken my mother and father’s oxtail recipes and elevated them, with a Kosher twist.

The Earth Is the Heart of Our Lives

Passover celebrates freedom. However we will only be free when our earth is healthy and able to support our lives for the long term.

Judy Batalion, a First Class Disrupter

Revolvers hidden in loaves of bread and teddy bears… Explosives hidden in their underwear… Jewish teenagers at Auschwitz who stole gunpowder and helped blow up a crematorium?! None of these stories had made it into the tales of the Holocaust that I’d heard.

Eight Days Celebrating Jewish Survival

As the Jews of Spain left Iberia, the largest number found safe haven in the Ottoman Empire. There the foods of the Sephardim, with recipes remembered and carried by the women, found a wonderful match with Ottoman cuisine.

This Passover, Keeping Us Safe

During this season of narrowness and liberation, what will you do to help foster true and lasting safety in your communities? How will you support Asian and other oppressed peoples who have been fighting for their liberation for decades?

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