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Klaatu, barada, nikto!

Further proof of humanity’s impending oppression following the rise of the machine overlords: That’s right, a shwarma robot. I am filled with both lust and fear. (Via Eat Me Daily)

Pesach, Poverty, and The Vilna Gaon

Over the last two nights, millions of Jews across the world recited the maggid, the story of the Jewish people. They began with this declaration: Ha lachma anya – This is the bread of oppression, that our ancestors ate in…

Are your seder supplements any good?

Tonight is the first seder and it’s up to my family’s interests whether they want to use the supplements I had handy: J Street’s “Four Questions on Israel and Our Jewish Values“ JFREJ’s “4 Actions, 4 Questions“ Frankly, the aforementioned…

Haggadah Supplement: Moral Voices

With Passover just around the corner, I encourage you to check out a thought-provoking haggadah supplement that Rachel Cohen, co-chair of Penn Hillel’s Moral Voices, has shared with me. The focus of this piece is on modern slavery, specifically human…

Matzo Ball Olympics

Now that the Winter Olympics are done, what are you going to watch? Try the Matzo Ball Olympics, a short video I made for Manischewitz. It’s a teaser for a longer mini-mockumentary I produced about Manny Schevitz, a beleaguered Matzo…

World's Fastest Matzah Eating

Jeremy Moses of MyJewishLearning just took it upon himself to break the world record for matzah eating. (Disclaimer: before he tried, there was no world record for matzah eating.) Every year at seder, we’re supposed to eat the entire 2/3…

This year in the food desert…

For many American Jews, the Passover seder is an intimate and annual Jewish experience that is possibly the only time of year they will have such an experience. Not just Jews, but even many non-Jews in America enjoy participating in…