Passover: Listening as an Act of Liberation

The Jewish holiday of Passover, the celebration of the Israelite slaves' redemption in Egypt, started Monday evening. It features lots of talking--not surprising, perhaps, for the tribe of Woody Allen and Jerry Seinfeld. Tonight, we'll gather for the Seder, a long

Purim: It’s Good Fun

Three feet of snow blankets Philly? The Saints win the Super Bowl? What in the name of heaven is going on? It must be that time of year again, when we fulfill the sacred commandment to make fools of