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Passover isn’t Passover without food and (Israeli) wine pairings
“We use wine to make blessings and when we want to have a big party, so it’s fitting that we have wine when we celebrate a big event like going out of Egypt,” said Micha Vadia of the Galil Mountain Winery.
U.S. Ambassador Friedman joins 100,000 other Jews for Passover ‘Priestly Blessing’
A whopping 100,000 people made the pilgrimage to Jerusalem’s Old City on Monday for a twice-annual mass blessing.
President Trump wishes Jews a ‘Happy Passover’
He noted that the sacred celebrations of Passover and Easter “remind us that God’s love redeems the world.”
IDF soldiers at Gaza border shared in Passover Seder
Gaza Division Rabbi Adiel Alexassi noted that soldiers protecting the Gaza border on Friday night were issued special personal Seder kits and matzah so they would not miss the holiday.
Jonathan S. Tobin
The great Passover divide: Eaters versus talkers
Pour out thy wrath on those whose discussions delay the meal.
French Jews spend another Passover under anti-Semitism’s shadow
There was the gruesome death of 85-year-old Holocaust survivor Mireille Knoll, followed by a 30,000-strong march against anti-Semitism in Paris and the discovery of a serial killer . . . all this on the heels of a horrific Jewish murder last spring.
Al-Aqsa imam: Pesach offering near Temple Mount ‘provokes the faithful’
Arabs in eastern Jerusalem will riot and hold demonstrations on Friday, according to the leader of the mosque on the Temple Mount.
Israeli-run model Passover Seder at UN draws 60 envoys
"While we are preparing to celebrate the Festival of Freedom and the struggle of the ancient Jews against bondage and slavery, the Iranian regime continues to threaten Israel and to spread terror throughout the Middle East,” said Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon.
A full 97 percent of Israeli Jews host or join a Seder
The reasons have heritage at the core: “That’s how my family behaved throughout the generations,” “that’s how I express my Jewish culture,” and “it makes me feel like I am taking part in history.”
Jonathan S. Tobin
Searching for meaning behind an empty metaphor
Alternative Seders were once outliers. If they become mainstream, what does that portend for the future of American Jewry?
Passover in the IDF
Israeli military gets set for the mammoth task of prepping for Passover
Everyone pitches in to do their part in a holiday that is about liberation. At that same time, they will stand on duty in the defense of the Jewish nation.
The Sephardi Perspective
Ashley Perry (Perez)
Pesach signifies the joining of the Jewish people
The debate over what to eat or not eat (the “kitniyot” debate) can serve to divide us, but that would be missing the point of the holiday.
From generation to generation, Jews celebrate the gift of freedom at Passover time
From prisoner to Holocaust survivor to refusenik, recognizing and reliving the roads from bondage.
Stump the seder guests: A mystery for each day of the holiday
This Passover may be different than all other nights in more ways than one.
New Israeli line of Passover wine launched by former NBA all-star Amar’e Stoudemire
“It’s a blessing for me and my family to be able to produce such great wines from a land like the land of Israel, so we’re constantly counting our blessings for that,” Stoudemire told reporters.