Articles About Jewish culture

  • BLOG—this year in Yellow Springs

    A Passover Seder Plate showing (clockwise, from top): Maror and chazeret — Bitter herbs, symbolizing the bitterness of slavery which the Hebrews endured in Egypt; Z'roa - A roasted lamb or goat shankbone, symbolising the Passover sacrifice; vegetarians often substitute a beet; Charoset — Apple, nut and honey paste representing the mortar used by the Jewish slaves to build the storehouses; Karpas — A vegetable which is dipped into salt water representing tears shed by Hebrew slaves; Beitzah — A hard-boiled egg, symbolizing the festival sacrifice and roasted and eaten as part of the Seder meal. Some Seder plates also include an orange to represent those considered out of place in more conservative Jewish teachings. (Photo from Wikipedia)

    The room of 20-some people, seated around a festively decorated table, falls to a hush as the voice of a 6-year old, reading, asks, “why is this night different from all other nights?”

  • YSHS to host several last nights of ‘Ballyhoo’

    The principals of Ballyhoo are counterclockwise from bottom left, Lela Dewey, Liana Rothman, Zyna Bakari, Ben Green, Colton Pitstick, Lydia Jewett and Rory Papania.

    This weekend Yellow Springs High School opens its fall play, ‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo.’

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