Why is this Night Different from All Other Nights?


Passover begins this Friday at sundown, ending at dusk on Saturday, April 30. The holiday memorializes the Israelites’ liberation from slavery and the Exodus from Egypt. Lasting for eight days, Passover starts with the ritual seder meal, usually celebrated on the first and second nights. The centerpiece of the table is a specially designed plate laden […]

Views from the Table

A family gathers for Passover dinner. The table, laden with the trappings of observance and celebration, seems to keep its sitters at a distance. They hold their Haggadot, with pages softened by use, seemingly caught in disparate worlds. What does one make of this family of different faces, to which the viewer — whose hands loom large over the proceedings — belongs?