This Passover, 'You shall lie to your children'
At Passover, my friends along the Orthodox spectrum and I struggle to find a balance between the tyranny of family traditions, our love for Jewish texts and a healthy dose of cynicism. Do we have the freedom to hold a seder that truly reflects who we have chosen to be?
This week, I will be holding the Passover seder in my home for the first time. To be more precise, I’ll be holding it in our rented apartment in New York. It won’t be anything too wild. My immediate family, my mother, brother and his family, a couple of friends from Israel and our babysitter – 14 people in all. It’s nothing unheard of in the annals of Jewish history. Still, it’s four o’clock in the morning,...
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