Posts in category "Passover"

Passover: Grief, Freedom, Harry Potter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

The family was hanging out in the kitchen this morning. One of the girls asked about our plans for the Seder tonight. I paused. “We’re doing a small Seder,” I said. I glanced at my husband, who was standing next to me. He gave me a sympathetic look. I took a deep breath. “The truth... Read more »

Is God One Of The Bad Guys?

Is God One Of The Bad Guys?
It was the first night of Passover, and I was trying to coax my four-year-old into a clean outfit for the Seder.  Her polka-dotted tank top from two summers ago and mismatched biking shorts didn’t seem appropriate for a formal religious dinner on a cold evening in Chicago. She rejected each outfit I suggested. “No,... Read more »

Where Passover Meets Tragedy: The Secret Pain for Some Jewish Families

I remember doing the Passover Seder with family and friends ever since I was a very young child.  Each year, when we reached the part in the Seder where we recited the ten plagues, I dutifully dipped a finger in my glass of grape juice and touched my plate ten times, one for each plague. ... Read more »