Catching Up With R.L. Stine on Halloween

The master of horror talks Goosebumps, scaring kids, and his Passover Seders

Wicked Sons: Benjamin Kerstein, Doron Rabinovici, and Norman Finkelstein

Is Jewish rebellion really a form of submission? Two new novels and one political critic examine apostasy.

What We Can’t Learn From the Passover Story

The incompatibility of Manichean moralizing and the modern Middle East

Editing Out Elements of Judaism Doesn’t Work

Instead of masking our ambivalence and discomfort, we should confront it

On the Origin of Passover’s Four Questions and the Renewal of Miracles

The Talmud is not a literary text, yet its role in maintaining the continuity of Jewish history is undeniable

Confessions of a Wicked Daughter

Every Passover, my family makes me the Seder’s “wicked son.” I don’t mind—it’s a part I was born to play.

Sundown: Iran Is Getting Hungry

Plus the greatest referee of all time, and more

A Grey Lady Dayenu

It has been quite enough

Passover Funny Business

Haggadah parodies continue

iPassover

Holiday smartphone apps offer everything from a simulated candle for ferreting out hametz to a Ten Plagues noisemaker that you never knew you needed

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