March 27 not only marks the start of Passover, but is one of the final days of Women’s History Month. While these celebrations are generally disconnected, their overlap gives us a critical opportunity to examine the interrelated nature of women and the Passover story.
Without a doubt, Moses is the star of Passover, credited with saving and ultimately leading the Jewish people out of Egypt after more than two centuries of slavery. …
From the moment 73-year-old Rimma greeted me at the door decked out in a monochromatic bright red outfit and matching lipstick, I knew we’d get along perfectly.
Rimma’s home, in a heavy, squat Soviet style apartment complex in Odessa, Ukraine, was the antithesis of her surroundings, neat and well-appointed though she was obviously not a wealthy woman.
But what she lacked in financial means, she made up for in her fashion choices, and the warm welcome she gave a stranger who was coming to record her family’s matzah brei recipe.
What would a young woman, born and raised in an…
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