Friday, April 03, 2015
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Saturday, April 12, 2014
The springtime Jewish holiday of Passover is about liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. In this one-hour special from WQXR, violinist Itzhak Perlman shares Passover music from many traditions, plus songs and memories from his childhood in Israel. The program draws its shape from the Passover seder and, like that ancient family ritual, the music gets progressively giddier as the show moves along.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
By Ilya Marritz
The biggest matzo maker in the world changes hands, just days before Passover.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Monday, March 25, 2013
Flat-screen televisions and monitors are harder to recycle than their older counterparts. On today’s showwe'll find out what’s happening to this new kind of trash. Edgar M. Bronfman and illustrator Jan Aronson talk about their new version of the Haggadah. Annie Baker talks about her latest play, “The Flick,” along with actor Matthew Maher. And, we’ll hear the little-known story of John Randel, Jr., the man who invented Manhattan’s street grid in the 19th century.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
In honor of Passover, WNYC celebrates with two special programs which will air Sunday, March 24, 2013.
A Passover Special: Why This Night?
Airs Sunday, March 24 at 7am on AM 820
Larry Josephson, a secular Jew who now wants to know more about the religion of his grandparents, asks Rabbi Ismar Schorsch to explain the meaning of Passover. Dr. Schorsch tells Larry the story of Passover--its history, rituals and foods, and the origins and structure of the Seder. The music of Passover, sung by some of the best cantors and choirs in the world, is woven in and out of the conversation.
For more information about this program, please click here.
Monday, April 09, 2012
By Justin Krebs : IAFC Blogger
The series of recent actions by police, vigilantes and the courts have all fit into an so-called "law and order" culture that too willingly violates, imprisons, criminalizes and humiliates our own citizens. Both Passover and Easter remind us that "law" isn't always right and "order" isn't always just.
Friday, April 06, 2012
Easter and Passover is about more than just dying eggs and eating matzos. Each family has certain traditions they follow during the holidays. But some of those traditions can be — well — untraditional. Share your family's unusual or different Easter or Passover tradition.