Happy Passover from Your Friends at Moment
This Passover season, we would like to take the opportunity to share Passover recipes and inspirations, including tips on holiday meal preparation, ideas to consider, topics for debate, art, history and discussions that offer meaning and depth.
Test Your Haggadah IQ
1. Which Haggadah has been used for President Barack Obama’s annual White House seder?
2. What is the name of the Haggadah created by Arthur Waskow in 1970 in response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Ask the Rabbis
Is it Permitted to Invite a Non-Jew to Your Seder?
The Many Meanings of Passover
The etymology of the word Passover seems obvious. Passover, the English translation of pesach, means that God passed over the houses of Hebrews marked with lamb’s blood so that only Egyptian first-born would be killed. But like so much about the festival, it’s not so simple.
This generally accepted meaning of the word is a “false etymology.” What is the real meaning of the word “Passover?” And how did it get so confused?
Confronting Passover, 1865
The Passion of Passover
Gifts! Of Moment for the Moment
Elijah says: “This Passover, give the gift of Jewish politics, culture and religion.”
Moment, home for the intellectually and Jewishly curious, is an independent magazine that illuminates the complexities and the literary, political, cultural religious nuances of the Jewish world.