Passover: A Time to Cross Over
Ayre Gross hosted this exploration of how different cultures celebrate one of the most sacred of Jewish holy days, Passover. Jeremy Piven (Emmy-award-winning star of HBO's Entourage) described the holiday with his family of Chicago theater directors. Jewish Gospel singer Joshua Nelson talked of growing up in one of Brooklyn's African American synagogues. Best-selling Iranian author Gina Nahai (Caspian Rain) looked at the complex and multi-layered relationships between classes and religious communities in Iran. Best-selling author Geraldine Brooks recounted the dramatic and miraculous story of the 600-year-old Sarajevo Haggadah.