The Freedom Seder

Apr 7, 2017 by

Last year, two brave mothers approached me for a meeting. They were looking to find educational opportunities for their children with...

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Sharing the Journey: The Hagga...

Mar 3, 2017 by

Passover Seders in my family were always large affairs.  Persons who had no place to go for Seder (“Welcome the stranger…”) and...

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Seder on the Dining Room Floor

Apr 1, 2016 by

Years ago, unplanned repair work on our house in early spring devastated our kitchen and dining room, ripped up our living room...

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Pesach Blog: Why is this Hagga...

Mar 18, 2014 by

Purim is over so Pesach is not far away.  My congregation has the new CCAR Haggadah (Sharing the Journey) set and ready to go for a...

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Four Questions about the New U...

Feb 24, 2014 by

In anticipation of the forthcoming publication of The New Union Haggadah, Revised Edition, CCAR rabbinic intern Liz Piper-Goldberg...

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Passover Blog: Using Visual T’...

Feb 23, 2014 by

Mah Nishtana halaila hazeh?  What makes this seder different from all others?  For many families and synagogues this year, it will be...

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Pesach Blog: How I Learned to ...

Feb 23, 2014 by

My history with haggadot is probably typical but certainly multi-layered.  I grew up with the venerable Union Haggadah.  In...

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Blurred Lines: The Role of a R...

Dec 18, 2013 by

Thanksgiving can be a great time to be with extended family. . . Especially when it isn’t your own. Even so it’s hard not to long for...

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