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  • Cohen, Emily; Best Adler, Jake (2018)
    This is a haggadah created by two Reconstructionist rabbinical students.It provides instructions for the seder as well as explanations. Click on the icon to read the Hamilton Haggadah.
  • Ashton, Dianne (NYU Press, 2013)
    "Although Hanukkah in all its various spellings is considered a minor holiday on the Jewish calendar by rabbis and many Jews, Dianne Ashton makes a very persuasive case for its importance and influence in American society." ...
  • Kulp, Dr. Joshua (USCJ: Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, 2018)
    A discussion from the Conservative perspective of why Hanukkah is still a relevant holiday and why it continues to be celebrated. Click on the link to access the discussion.
  • ReformJudaism.org (ReformJudaism.org, 2018-11-26)
    A discussion of the importance of Hanukkah to North American Jews from the perspective of Reform Judaism. Click on the icon below for a pdf of the article. From the first link above you can go to the page on which the ...
  • Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals (Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, 2019)
    "The Website provides information about the Institute, as well as an online store where you may order books of interest. The section Min haMuvhar includes selections from the writings of Rabbi Marc D. Angel, Founder and ...
  • Grisar, PJ (The Forward, 2021-01-17)
    In observance of Martin Luther King Day, The Forward republished an article about Thomas LaRue, known as “Der Shvartze Khazn” or, “the Black Cantor” in the 1920s. His mother was not Jewish and it is not clear whether or ...
  • Jackson, Lindsey; Wertheimer, Jack (New Books Network, 2019-10-29)
    An audio interview with Jack Wertheimer, author of "The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice their Religion Today" (Princeton UP, 2018). "Wertheimer argues that American Jews are indeed engaging with Judaism, albeit ...
  • Schoenfeld, Stuart (Canadian Journal of Sociology, 1978)
    "The question of similarities and differences between the Jewish community of Canada and that of the United States is examined with respect to religious organizations, attitudes and practices." Click on the link above to ...
  • Goldstein, Rebecca (My Jewish Learning, 2017)
    This discussion of secular Judaism was written by the analytic philosopher, Rebecca Goldstein, for Bronfman Vision Forum’s Judaism as Civilizations: Belonging in an Age of Multiple Identities, It considers the question of ...
  • Adler, Rachel (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-03-20)
    This article in the Jewish Women's Archive describes Judith Plaskow as the "first Jewish feminist to identify herself as a theologian." The article discusses Plaskow's view of traditional Jewish theology as patriarchal and ...
  • Simon, Jen (Salon, 2021-11-30)
    This commentary begins with "Hanukkah is not a Jewish Christmas. It never was and shouldn't be treated like it is. So pay attention retailers: knock it off. Stop trying to sell us dumb products." The article is about the ...
  • Angel, Marc D. (Ideals (jewishideas.org), 2019-12-18)
    The writer is Dr. Rabbi Marc D. Angel, " Founder and Director of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals (jewishideas.org), and Editor of its journal, Conversations. He is Rabbi Emeritus of the Spanish and Portuguese ...
  • Schwartz, Jeremy (Reconstructing Judaism, 2018)
    A Reconstructionist perspective on Hanukkah. Click on the link above to access,
  • Maggid 
    Piercy, Marge (Poetry Foundation, 2001)
    In the Passover Seder the Maggid is the telling of the Passover story. This poem is the poet Marge Piercy's commentary on the story. Click on the link above to read it.
  • Kaplan, Mordecai M (Digital Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, 2010)
    Diaries, 1913-1975, include draft essays, lectures, and letters, as well as detailed accounts of meetings and events and other matters. Collection also includes miscellaneous letters, 1910, 1955, 1957; and program for ...
  • Passover 
    Society for Humanistic Judaism (Society for Humanistic Judaism, 2016)
    A discussion of the way Humanistic Jews understand Passover. Within Humanistic Judaism, Passover is "one of the most powerful myths of the Jewish people, a tale that relates the courage and determination of a people fleeing ...
  • ReformJudaism.org (Union of Reform Judaism, 2019)
    A description of the history, customs, and traditions of Passover told from the perspective of Reform Judaism. This discussion emphasizes Passover as a celebration of freedom, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt, and as a ...
  • My Jewish Learning (My Jewish Learning, 2019)
    A brief article describing the origins, meaning, and traditions of Passover from the perspective of My Jewish Learning, "the largest nonprofit, nondenominational Jewish media organization in North America." Click on the ...
  • Sassson, Rabbi Reuven (Orthodix Union, 2019-04-11)
    A discussion of how the fundamental meaning and message of the seder is freedom, the "journey from slavery to freedom." It is not simply freedom in the sense of not being in servitude, but a freedom that permeates throughput ...
  • Rabbinical Assembly; Committee on Jewish Law & Standards, Kashrut Subcommittee (Rabbinical Assembly, 2019)
    This is a guide to the practice of Passover from the perspective of American Conservative Judaism. It is intended to "help families maintain a kosher for Pesah home in accordance with the principles of Conservative Judaism ...

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