‘Go Down, Moses’: Engaging With My Complex Musical Heritage at Passover

As a black classical singer, I avoided singing negro spirituals—until Yiddish music helped me hear them in a new way as a Jew

Matzo and Modern Art

From a Jonathan Adler Seder plate to a mezuzah that evokes the parting of the Red Sea, high-design Passover tchotchkes for your home

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

Slaving Away

On Passover, we recall that Moses was a stranger in a strange land. An illustrated column imagines how the story might sound in a contemporary Israeli classroom.

About Time: How Early Modern European Calendars Changed Jewish Conceptions of Time

A vivid new scholarly book illuminates how the calendars of early modern Europe—playful, alive, and beautifully designed—reflected and transformed Jewish conceptions of time

Not Kidding

Painter Archie Rand’s 10-piece Had Gadya series—now on view in Philadelphia—underscores the darkness and complexity at the heart of the Seder’s final song

Signs of Spring

In this week’s “Tell Me,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, we revisit the Four Questions—and watch as New York wakes up from its wintery slumber

Cracked

In this week’s “Tell Me,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, we interrogate what it means to ask questions—and ponder a fridge full of damaged eggs

Everything’s Coming Up Moses

Songs from Tablet Magazine’s ‘Gypsy’-inspired Passover musical

Exodus ’56

A novel examines the parallel dislocations of Hungarian and Egyptian immigrants to Israel

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