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"Why This Night?" A Passover Special

From: RadioArt(r)
Length: 58:13

Larry Josephson, a secular Jew who now wants to know more about the religion of his grandparents, asks Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, to explain the meaning of Passover. *Note: this updated 2006 Passover program no longer includes references to 9/11. Please air this version in lieu of a version you may have on file.

Default-piece-image-2 *Note: this updated 2006 Passover program no longer includes references to 9/11. Please air this version in lieu of a version you may have on file. A new production of a conversation about Passover, one of the most important and most beloved holidays on the Jewish calendar. Larry Josephson, a secular Jew who now wants to know more about the religion of his grandparents, asks Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, to explain the meaning of Passover in a post-9/11 world. 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 artfully woven in and out of the conversation. The music was chosen by Cantor Marcia Tilchin, the Associate Producer. The program was developed and produced by Larry Josephson, and edited and mixed by Peter Zanger.

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Piece Description

*Note: this updated 2006 Passover program no longer includes references to 9/11. Please air this version in lieu of a version you may have on file. A new production of a conversation about Passover, one of the most important and most beloved holidays on the Jewish calendar. Larry Josephson, a secular Jew who now wants to know more about the religion of his grandparents, asks Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, to explain the meaning of Passover in a post-9/11 world. 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 artfully woven in and out of the conversation. The music was chosen by Cantor Marcia Tilchin, the Associate Producer. The program was developed and produced by Larry Josephson, and edited and mixed by Peter Zanger.

Timing and Cues

The program is in two parts with a cutaway to a break in between. The break music is 1 minute, 30 seconds in length. If the music is used, it may be faded out early if desired.

Related Website

http://www.whatisjudaism.com/