The Rise of the D.I.Y. Haggadah

Maxwell House has long made Haggadot; the “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” edition came out last year. A “Seinfeld”-themed version. What makes this Passover different from all other Passovers? With the coronavirus resembling a plague of biblical proportions and requiring stringent social distancing, the only guests at this year’s festivities may be from the Haggadah: a prayer…

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Good-Enough Holidays

You can find neither Peeps nor macaroons on your market shelves, and you are running out of eggs as it is. You are anxious and exhausted, maybe money-troubled, and the holidays are upon us. Can you stand it if I use the word “luckily” right now? Because, luckily, Easter and Passover celebrate not only renewal…

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Men Are Dressing for Zoom

If, for Ryan Dichter, Week 1 of his coronavirus isolation was a time for dandling his infant daughter, Teddy, slouching around in sweatpants and waiting for the happy-hour start gun, it became clear to him, as the terms of our collective confinement wore on, that the time had come to shower up and tug on…

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