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  1. The Meaning of the Shmurah Matzah

    Commentary by Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz on April 18, 2014 in Holidays

    One of the centerpieces of seder night is the eating of matzah, the unleavened bread. And while matzah reminds us of the haste in which the Israelites departed from the land of Egypt, it contains in it another compelling message. The evening of th ...

    stasch - April 10, 2014

  2. Preparing for Seder Part 3—Visual Midrash on the Four Children

    Commentary by Rabbi Samuel Barth on April 11, 2014 in Holidays

    The four children (formerly known as the four sons) are among the most provocative part of the seder—for children provoke their parents. That is why Elijah is needed to restore peace between the generations . The evolution of the text as we fin ...

    stasch - April 10, 2014

  3. For Millennials and Their Families

    Commentary by Dr. Arnold M. Eisen on April 10, 2014 in Holidays

    I gathered six students from JTS’s undergraduate Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies in my office last week to talk about the ways in which family dynamics add meaning—and tension—to family Passover seders. This has always been the case, I be ...

    stasch - April 11, 2014

  4. The Gefilte Fish on My Seder Plate

    Video by Dr. Anne Lapidus Lerner on April 8, 2014 in Holidays

    Sound Bytes of Torah for Passover with Dr. Anne Lapidus Lerner, Professor Emerita, Department of Jewish Literature, JTS.  ...

    kehirschmann - April 8, 2014

  5. Singing the Seder

    Video by Cantor Nancy Abramson on April 8, 2014 in Holidays

    Sound Bytes of Torah for Passover with Cantor Nancy Abramson, Director, H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music of JTS.  ...

    kehirschmann - April 8, 2014

  6. Two Kinds of Freedom

    Video by Rabbi Eliezer Diamond on April 8, 2014 in Holidays

    Sound Bytes of Torah for Passover with Dr. Eliezer Diamond, Associate Professor, Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS.  ...

    kehirschmann - April 8, 2014

  7. Elijah's Cup: A Time for Family Reunion

    Video by Rabbi Daniel S. Nevins on April 8, 2014 in Holidays

    Sound Bytes of Torah for Passover with Rabbi Daniel Nevins, Dean of The Rabbinical School and Dean of the Division of Religious Leadership, JTS.  ...

    kehirschmann - April 8, 2014

  8. Why Is This Historic Event Different from All Other Historic Events?

    Video by Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky on April 8, 2014 in Holidays

    Sound Bytes of Torah for Passover with Dr. Burton L. Visotzky, Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies, JTS.  ...

    kehirschmann - April 13, 2014

  9. Sharing Blessings for the Afikoman

    Video by Rabbi Lisa Gelber on April 8, 2014 in Holidays

    Sound Bytes of Torah for Passover with Rabbi Lisa Gelber, Associate Dean, The Rabbinical School of JTS.  ...

    kehirschmann - April 8, 2014

  10. Wise and Simple: A Rabbinic Ideal

    Video by Rabbi Lilly Kaufman on April 8, 2014 in Holidays

    Sound Bytes of Torah for Passover with Rabbi Lilly Kaufman, Director, Torah Fund Campaign of Women's League for Conservative Judaism, JTS.  ...

    kehirschmann - April 8, 2014

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