‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ is a Shoddy Imitation of ‘Prince of Egypt’

Who needs Christian Bale as Moses when Val Kilmer did a brilliant job in 1998?

‘Amistad’ and Spielberg’s West African Moses

The 1997 film looks back to the biblical Exodus and ahead to Abraham Lincoln

A Horror Story Set in Hasidic Crown Heights

How a non-Jewish van driver found inspiration for a novel along his route

What’s the Point of Passover?

Do today’s Seders exist to remember the past, or did past events occur so that they could be remembered later?

Our Waterlogged Prayers

As we endure a season of destructive storms and surging seas, why on earth would we pray for rain?

Here’s What ‘Pillar of Defense’ Actually Means

The name of the IDF operation references a famous midrash

Free Verse

To celebrate the overlap of Passover and National Poetry Month, poets Andrea Cohen, Robert Pinsky, and Mark Levine offer some selections on the themes of liberation, ritual, journeying, and food

Sundown: War With Hezbollah Could Get Ugly

Plus, the hottest kosher spot on the Upper West Side, and more

Crossing Over

Journalists Steve and Cokie Roberts, a non-observing Jew and a Catholic, have hosted Passover Seders together for four decades. They share the rituals from their interfaith observance in a new haggadah.

Macho Man

Exodus recast Israel’s founders as swaggering heroes and secured Leon Uris a place on the Jewish bookshelf even though, as a new biography shows, he was a mediocre writer and a troubled person

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