“A low-tech, high-energy hour managed to be both perfectly silly and profoundly moving” (and it was almost 100% non-political)

JEWISH WEEK
How a Celebrity ‘Seder’ Modeled Real Jewish Pluralism
by Andrew Silow-Carroll
April 14, 2020

I’ll confess: I get a little giddy when Jewish celebrities acknowledge, never mind celebrate, their Jewishness. Over the years, I’ve spilled more ink over the B-list star or ho-hum athlete who drops a Yiddish word than, say, the day school teacher who has dedicated her life to Limmudei Kodesh. I’m not proud. But my enjoyment of last week’s “Saturday Night Seder” was more than mere stargazing. Somehow, this low-tech, high-energy hour managed to be both perfectly silly and often profoundly moving, while capturing our terrifying global reality. And at a time when we were all forced to host attenuated seders, it amplified Passover and its themes — of hope, of family, of tradition — in cheerful defiance of the coronavirus. READ MORE

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