Elsewhere: Resurrecting Hazaz, Passover spirituals, bat mitzvah to intermarriage

Jews in L.A. landLos Angeles’ Jewish community has offered much to the city, including an array of complicated individuals, Rosemary Jenkins writes. (City Watch L.A.)

From bat mitzvah to intermarriage: Emma Sarran, 28, is planning her bat mitzvah and her interfaith wedding at the same time. (The Frisky)


Passover’s popularity: From Orthodox to unaffiliated, over 90 percent of North American Jews sit down to a Passover seder, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson writes. (Huffington Post)

Resurrecting HazazHaim Hazaz was once one of Israel’s most prominent writers. Since, his reputation has waned, but his work is no less incisive and enduring, Darren Pinsker writes. (Moment)

A little Passover music: Through singing Yiddish songs about freedom, a young African-American convert reclaimed part of his own heritage — Negro spirituals. (Tablet)

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