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  • Birthday boy Bob Dylan among the Jewish folk

    Today is folk legend Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday. Born Robert Allen Zimmerman, Dylan is no stranger to Jewish celebration. In 1975, he crashed a Passover seder with Marlon Brando. And in 2004, Dylan was spotted at Yom Kippur services in his home state of Minnesota. Fun aside: Earlier this month, NPR’s Robert Siegel shared that Bob… More ▸

  • Virtual seder, real kids

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  • Tips for non-Jews at their first Seder has posted a host of resources for non-Jews attending – or hosting – their first Passover Seder.   Learn why the holiday is so important to Jews (it’s all about family, the site suggests) and get insight into the Jewish concept of time (it’s holy).   The romantic implications are also explored in… More ▸

  • Who knows One? Australians perform Passover seder song

    Who knows One? Aussies! Someone down under conducted lots of sing-along interviews to create this composite of Passover seder song Echad Mi Yodea, Who Knows One. The lion logos on the school uniforms indicate that this was an effort by the students and faculty of Mount Scopus College, a Jewish Day School in Melbourne, Australia. More ▸

  • What’s on Your Plate?

    The traditional Seder plate contains an egg, shank bone,  karpas, charoset and maror. Some also make room for the hazeret, another kind of bitter green.  But recently other fruits and vegetables have showed up on the plate, representing a variety of causes from solidarity with oppressed Jewish communities to welcoming the intermarried. First was the… More ▸

  • The Roadrunner’s Seder has posted what it describes as a 30-minute Passover Haggadah, of the mix-and-match variety. Blogger David Wilensky, writing on The Reform Shuckle, gives it a thumbs-up: For a 30-minute seder, it looks pretty great. It takes as a given the 14-part order to the seder and then prunes the whole thing back to the… More ▸