My Dad, Elijah and the Afikomen

Spring means color. Splashing greens and yellows. Purple tulips cascading over front porches and red robins bustling in the trees. Spring also means Easter for Christians, with blue and violet painted eggs. It means Passover for the Jews. For South Americans and Mexicans it means Semana Santa (the days of Jesus’s crucifixion). For me, it […]

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Last year, in the “Community Voices” section of my local paper there was a column written by a woman about the proliferation of yard signs in her neighborhood proclaiming “God lives here!” She said that often the behavior of her neighbors displaying these signs was far from divine. Recently, I recalled this column as I […]

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A Christian’s Guide to Passover

Professional advice from a rabbi about how Christians can understand the meaning and significance of Passover.

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Elijah’s Cup and Miriam’s Cup

The meaning behind the ritual of Elijah and Miriam’s cup during the Passover seder

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