One Passover, Alan Alda asked: “How do you think the seder has evolved over the years?” His host said, “It didn’t evolve.”
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INTERVIEW

Why Alan Alda Wrote His Own Haggadah

One Passover, Alan Alda asked: “How do you think the seder has evolved over the years?” His host said, “The seder is the seder. It didn’t evolve.”

So Alda, unsatisfied with the answer, wrote his own Haggadah.

Image: Alan Kotok / Flickr

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CULTURE
Albert Einstein’s Hidden Spirituality

Biographers typically describe Albert Einstein as a man who disdained Jewish rituals. But in his later years, at Princeton, the physicist developed a love for Passover.

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ESSAY
The Passion of Passover

"Passover celebrates nothing less than God’s sensual, passionate love for the Jewish people," writes Daniel Ross Goodman. "At the Passover seder, Jews across the world retell the greatest love story of all time: the story of what happened when God fell in love."

Image: François Boucher’s “The Triumph of Venus,” 1740 (Wikimedia Commons)

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The Rise of the Vegan Seder

For some Jews, the traditional seder plate may even feel mandatory. But with one in ten millennials in the United States eating vegan or vegetarian diets, it may be time for a change in expectations.

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