Shavuot, also known as the Feast of Weeks, begins at dusk on Saturday, June 11 and lasts until sundown on Monday, June 13. It follows seven weeks after Passover and like Passover, the holiday is significant both agriculturally and spiritually. Shavuot marks the end of the barley harvest, the beginning of the wheat harvest, and […]
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 […]
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?