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Passover

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Top Passover Articles

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  • In Theory: When one's compass starts to turn

    Earlier this month, the publication Scientific American reported that a series of studies at both Harvard University and the University of Utah showed that people are more likely to make ethical decisions in the morning than they are as the day wears on....
  • Simon Schama takes on a big topic: the history of the Jews

    Simon Schama takes on a big topic: the history of the Jews
    When telling a tale that includes centuries of endurance, moments of triumph, bursts of humor and sudden, unspeakable atrocities, what's the right tone with which to articulate it all? That's the trick historian Simon Schama had to figure out in his new...
  • Commentary: Really think about the meaning of Lent

    Lent, a religious season that is about so much more than avoiding chocolate, is drawing near. For many in the Christian faith, Lent is a time to reflect on the awful journey toward death that led to Jesus' crucifixion. One question that arises often on...
  • Recipe Finder | Torta del re (Italian king's cake)

    Sophie Filippetti from Santa Rosa, Calif., was searching for a recipe for Italian king's cake. She said her mother-in-law used to make it often and even won first prize at their county fair some time ago. She has lost the recipe and wanted to be able to...
  • Passover pop-up, Italian style: KCRW's Evan Kleiman does haroset and pollo arrosto

    Passover's just a few weeks away. And Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW's "Good Food" and owner of the erstwhile trattoria Angeli Caffe on Melrose Avenue, is getting ready. In preparation for Passover Seder, the feast that commemorates the Jewish holiday,...
  • The God Squad: A non-Christian's love of Christmas

    I love Christmas. I love Christmas the way a friend who loves you, but has not been raised like you, loves it. I don't want Christmas to be my holiday, but in America it must be partly my holiday because of the way Christmas washes over its...
  • Scholar fights to keep Jewish artifacts from returning to Iraq

    WASHINGTON — Harold Rhode still recalls the euphoria he felt a decade ago after finding thousands of dripping, moldy artifacts of Iraq's once-vibrant Jewish community in the flooded basement of Saddam Hussein's intelligence service headquarters in...
  • Deutch satisfies constituents, builds influence

    Deutch satisfies constituents, builds influence
    Even as public faith in government — especially in Congress and liberal social policy — has largely vanished, Ted Deutch isn't wavering. He wants to increase food stamp aid and raise taxes to shore up Social Security. He's a staunch champion...
  • Hanukkah, the Torah and 'Unscrolled'

    I love Hanukkah. Along with Passover, it’s my favorite holiday -- because it comes steeped in narrative and because it is, essentially, do-it-yourself. Tonight at my house, we will have latkes; we will light the menorah and sing. No intercession...
  • The four questions of Thanksgivukkah [Commentary]

    The four questions of Thanksgivukkah [Commentary]
    Jewish events and holidays are often fraught with the angst of 5774 years of collective peoplehood. The cycle begins with the bris (ouch!), proceeds through Bar or Bat Mitzvah panic on the pulpit, and climaxes during the union of two Jews under the...
  • Rev. Robert Farrar Capon on Thanksgiving

    "THANKSGIVING IS indeed the nearest thing we have to a national liturgy. From sea to shining sea, it calls forth a grand harmony of groaning boards. ... Yet, what must we think of a nation that, as the central motif of this gustatory concerto, insists...