The origin of taking out ten or sixteen drops of wine from our cups at the Seder while reciting the 10 Plagues has a fascinating origin. Is it worth recovering? I think so, and I connect it to the support for both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders across the electorate today, as well as connect it to the custom of chanting Aleinu at the end of every service.
Want a thought to generate discussion and personal reflection at the Seder? There aren't four questions in the Haggadah. There is only question, just as the Talmud insists. There are four answers. Two are serious. Two are satire. Do you know the difference? If you do, you know what Freedom is.
My lecture recorded at Palomar College to future teachers and social workers. What should a non-Jew understand about Judaism, its history and sensitivities, its overall character, and how Jews see themselves?