Resources by Category: Festivals

  • Smoke & Mirrors

    March 28th 2018

    Smoke & Mirrors

    In many households across the globe, the very mention of the word ‘Passover’ rivals ‘Voldemort’ for the sheer panic it inspires.

  • Hallel - The Song and the Echocardiogram

    April 6th 2017

    Hallel - The Song and the Echocardiogram

    After a night of insightful questions, intense discussions and meaningful answers accompanied by mouthfuls of Matzah and Maror all washed down with four glasses of wine, we break into heartfelt song

  • Matzah - The Mystery of the Matzah

    April 6th 2017

    Matzah - The Mystery of the Matzah

    Our limits are not the ultimate limits; just because something seems impossible to us does not mean that it cannot happen. Jewish history attests to this again and again

  • Dayeinu - Spreading the Love

    April 6th 2017

    Dayeinu - Spreading the Love

    On Seder night, it is this closeness that permeates everything. Our doors are open to those who are hungry, we find extra chairs and tables to seat extended family and friends

  • Kadesh - The Royal Cup

    April 6th 2017

    Kadesh - The Royal Cup

    As we make the blessing on the wine, we are stepping into a journey of thousands of years of unbroken heritage

  • Karpas - From Exile to Redemption

    April 6th 2017

    Karpas - From Exile to Redemption

    Pesach represents the start of spring, a time where the world begins to renew itself and regain its sense of vitality

  • Ha Lachma Anya - The Bread of Affliction

    April 6th 2017

    Ha Lachma Anya - The Bread of Affliction

    Which is the correct reason for our eating Matzah: is it the poor man’s bread, or was it because the bread had no time to rise?

  • Ma Nishtana - The Four Questions

    April 6th 2017

    Ma Nishtana - The Four Questions

    On a night of education, the Haggadah may be teaching us that before we can become effective educators, we have to learn to become great listeners.

  • The Four Children

    April 6th 2017

    The Four Children

    So the Haggadah’s alteration of the Torah’s answer is neither a shift of theme nor of focus. Instead it suggests that the whole of the Haggadah is an elaboration of the way that we educate a ‘wise child’.

  • Skeletons in the Closet

    April 6th 2017

    Skeletons in the Closet

    Throughout life we accumulate a timeline of events which have happened to us. Some are more memorable than others, some we try to forget, but all of these contribute towards whom we have become.