In Every Generation

| Pesah

In every generation, one must see oneself as if one had personally experienced the Exodus from Egypt. These resources show connections across time and place, highlighting the eternal nature of the struggle for redemption.

Seder Supplement

JTS Seder Supplement for the COVID-19 Pandemic: JTS Faculty and Staff created this guide to enhance the Seder experience at the beggining of the pandemic

Liberating Our Planet: Climate Torah for the Passover Seder: JTS Faculty and Students connect Passover’s themes to environmental challenges


Across the Divide: Tips for Hard Conversations at the Seder Table (Rabbi Jan Uhrbach): How to frame challenging issues that have emerged since October 7th.

Evergreen Lessons from the Haggadah (Chancellor Shuly Rubin Schwartz): The haggadah commands us to experience slavery to develop historical empathy

Liberating Our Planet: Climate Torah for the Passover Seder (JTS Dayenu Circle): JTS Faculty and Students explore environmental activism through the lens of Passover

From Generation to Generation Activism is Alive! (Jonathan Lipnick): Collective memory as a tool for engaging tikkun olam

“This Year We are Slaves”: How Do We Celebrate Freedom in the Face of Oppression?
(Eliezer B. Diamond): How a Seder in Buchenwald can resonate today

Remembering Pesah 1946 (Avinoam Patt): Exploring the first seder that took place in Germany after the Holocaust; here is the haggadah from that service.

The Secret of Shmurah Matzah (Matthew Berkowitz): The practice of observing the making of matzah recalls the all-night vigil of the Israelites

The Challenges of Change (Mona Fishbane): The importance of intergenerational telling and returning to the story each year

Pesah vs. Easter (Ismar Schorsch): Historically the role that Passover and Easter have played to their respective observers.

The Last Day of Passover (Alan Cooper): The eighth day of Passover is an opportunity to focus on the future


How Jewish Storytelling Shapes the Religious Imagination
with Dr. Mychal Springer
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Exploring the story of the Exodus through Narrative theory and understanding its impact on the past, present, and future of Jewish peoplehood