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  • Angel, Marc D. (Ideals (, 2019-12-18)
    The writer is Dr. Rabbi Marc D. Angel, " Founder and Director of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals (, and Editor of its journal, Conversations. He is Rabbi Emeritus of the Spanish and Portuguese ...
  • Schwartz, Jeremy (Reconstructing Judaism, 2018)
    A Reconstructionist perspective on Hanukkah. Click on the link above to access,
  • Maggid 
    Piercy, Marge (Poetry Foundation, 2001)
    In the Passover Seder the Maggid is the telling of the Passover story. This poem is the poet Marge Piercy's commentary on the story. Click on the link above to read it.
  • Kaplan, Mordecai M (Digital Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, 2010)
    Diaries, 1913-1975, include draft essays, lectures, and letters, as well as detailed accounts of meetings and events and other matters. Collection also includes miscellaneous letters, 1910, 1955, 1957; and program for ...
  • Passover 
    Society for Humanistic Judaism (Society for Humanistic Judaism, 2016)
    A discussion of the way Humanistic Jews understand Passover. Within Humanistic Judaism, Passover is "one of the most powerful myths of the Jewish people, a tale that relates the courage and determination of a people fleeing ...
  • (Union of Reform Judaism, 2019)
    A description of the history, customs, and traditions of Passover told from the perspective of Reform Judaism. This discussion emphasizes Passover as a celebration of freedom, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt, and as a ...
  • My Jewish Learning (My Jewish Learning, 2019)
    A brief article describing the origins, meaning, and traditions of Passover, which it describes as "one of the most beloved of all Jewish holidays." The article notes that Passover is one of the three ancient Israelite ...
  • Sassson, Rabbi Reuven (Orthodix Union, 2019-04-11)
    A discussion of how the fundamental meaning and message of the seder is freedom, the "journey from slavery to freedom." It is not simply freedom in the sense of not being in servitude, but a freedom that permeates throughput ...
  • Rabbinical Assembly; Committee on Jewish Law & Standards, Kashrut Subcommittee (Rabbinical Assembly, 2019)
    This is a guide to the practice of Passover from the perspective of Conservative Judaism. It is intended to "help families maintain a kosher for Pesah home in accordance with the principles of Conservative Judaism and its ...
  • Purim (2019)
    This web page discusses the history, customs and rituals of Purim from the perspective of Reform Judaism. It also suggests ways of using messages from Purim to practice social justice.Click on the link to see the web page.
  • Gaster, Theodor Hertzl (Henry Schuman, 1950)
    In this book (downloaded from the Internet Archive), Gaster argues that the two Jewish holidays of lights--the Spring holiday of Purim and the Fall holiday of Hanukkah--are linked together by the celebration of liberation.This ...
  • Lucas, Alan (Rabbinical Assembly, 2013-02-12)
    An explanation of Purim, its traditions and observances, from the perspective of Conservative Judaism. Lucas notes that, although Purim is a minor holiday, it is "nevertheless one of the high points of the festival cycle ...
  • Rothstein, Edward (New York Times, 2007-12-24)
    An essay in The New York Times on the theology and social activism of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.
  • Goldman, Ari L. (New York Times, 1994-06-13)
    A biographical obituary from the New York Times. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Society for Humanistic Judaism (2016)
    A brief biographical essay on the life, contributions and death of Rabbi Sherwin Wine, the founder of Humanistic Judaism. Click on the first link above to access the biographical essay.
  • My Jewish Learning (My Jewish Learning, 2019)
    This article provides a basic description of Rosh Hashanah. Commonly known as the "Jewish New Year," the holiday commemorates the creation of the world believed to have occurred over 5,000 years ago. Unlike the New Year ...
  • Heschel, Abraham Joshua (Conversations, 2018)
    "These excerpts are from Abraham Joshua Heschel: Essential Writings, edited by Susannah Heschel [Orbis Books: Maryknoll, NY, 2017], and are reprinted with permission. These excerpts are included in issue 31 of Conversations, ...
  • Hevesi, Dennis (New York Times, 2007-07-25)
    An obituary for Rabbi Sherwin Wine, the founder of Humanistic Judaism. The article discusses his life and contributions. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Sherman, Moshe D. (My Jewish Learning (reprint of article from American Jewish Desk Reference: The Ultimate One-Volume Reference to the Jewish Experience in America (Random House), 1999-10-19)
    A reprint of an article on the history of Orthodox Judaism in the United States. The article was originally printed in the Jewish Historical Society's "American Jewish Desk Reference: The Ultimate One-Volume Reference ...
  • Society for Humanistic Judaism (2016)
    The homepage of the Society of Humanistic Judaism. Discusses the main beliefs of Humanistic Judaism and provides links to resources and congregations. Click on thelink above to access this web site.



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