A Seder to Remember

I was excited to be heading to the West Coast to visit my older brother Steve. My dad had returned to New York with the good news that Steve had found a place with a nice Jewish landlady who would “keep an eye on him.”

In the Little Shtetl of Vaysechvoos

Gedalia was a kid (baby goat) with no future—no future, that is, other than being passed on a platter from one guest to the next at the Passover seder of Yossel and Shayna Rabinovitch.

The Israelites Blew It—and So Do We

I remember watching the closing moments of The Prince of Egypt, Stephen Spielberg’s animated telling of the Exodus story. Moses descends Mount Sinai carrying the Ten Commandments on two stone tablets, and uplifting music plays as the movie ends.

Without Hanukkah, there would be no Christmas….

Read these articles to find out why! Frieda Zuckerman’s Christmas by Frieda Zuckerman Christmas Is a Jewish Holiday (or at least it should be) by Moishe Rosen Then I Met Messiah by Ceil Rosen The Promised Child by Efraim Goldstein Christmas, a Jewish holiday? As...

Jesus the Jew as Told by his Brother James

Theater Review Jesus the Jew as Told by his Brother James Playing now through March 26 at the Greenhouse Theater, Chicago I received an unexpected call from the marketing director of Greenwood Theater, a local theater here in Chicago. The owner of the theater, William...
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