Civil Disobedience and Passover

by Rabbi Maurice Harris

There’s something we don’t talk about enough when we tell the Passover story, and that is civil disobedience—in particular, the civil disobedience of five women who enabled Moses to survive his infancy.


Sounds of Seders

by Craig Taubman

We still sing things like “Had Gadya” and “Dayenu,” but seldom are they as memorable as the songs that come from the heart.


Kos Miryam: The Cup of Miriam

by Matia Rania Angelou
In our ceremony for Passover, we focused on the redemptive properties of the living waters rather than on Miriam herself. After the Israelites left Egypt, they complained that there was no water in... [more]

Prepare for Passover with Ritualwell

by Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.

Check out our Passover resources and you will find a wide variety of readings, songs, and poems.  And, as  you prepare for your seder, please remember to share your materials with us. 


Soundtracks for Purim: Part Deux

by Rabbis Rabbis Joshua Boettiger and Benjamin Weiner

What music might best serve as a soundtrack to this year’s Purim experience? Join our humorous debate!


What would Queen Esther say?

by Rabbi Roni Handler

This year Purim falls on International Women's Day. What would our Purim heroines think about the rights and roles of women in today's world?


Are We Having Fun Yet?

by Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.

Over the last several years my relationship to Purim has changed. I have come to appreciate the invitation to simply be happy and to play with convention in a contained and bounded way.


The Promise of Spring

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