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The Real Meaning of Passover

Rabbi Manis Friedman | Posted 05.23.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Manis Friedman

Do you want to know the real meaning of Passover? Okay. Then let's start by asking, who was Pharaoh? What made him such an important villain?

Feast or Famine?

Francis Levy | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Francis Levy

Isn't that precisely how all of life is? There are literally and metaphorically always the rush hours when it's raining and you can't get a cab and then the sunny days, when the city has been vacated, and cabs are everywhere.

Be an Empathetic, Caring (But Not Meddlesome) Leader

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

Leaders have to walk a fine line in the workplace. On the one hand, people want them to be interested and involved. On the other hand, they can easily wear out their welcome by becoming meddlesome and "stealing" the process from those who were tasked to complete it.

58 Frenetic Hours in Cairo

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.15.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

Cairo under the best of circumstances is frenetic, so 58 hours in the Egyptian capital proved an exhausting undertaking requiring a hardy stamina and lots of patience.

Thou Shall Not Covet Thy Neighbors' Candy

Carin Davis | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Carin Davis

For one week each spring, grocery stores display both a Passover aisle and an Easter aisle, stocked with colorful baskets and a mountain of candy. And at the top of that confectionery Mt. Sinai? The Cadbury Creme Egg.

ReNaming God, ReNaming the Climate Crisis

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

For millennia, many readers of the Bible (including me) have experienced the moments when the Voice pronounces a new Name to Moses as among the moment...

Sundial Found Near Ancient Tomb May Be Oldest Of Its Kind

Posted 03.22.2013 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 03/20/2013 02:07 PM EDT on LiveScience A sundial discovered outside a tomb in Egypt's V...

Ancient Carvings May Show Pivotal Pharaoh

Posted 12.10.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 12/10/2012 11:47 AM EST on LiveScience The oldest-known representations of a pharaoh are...

Egypt's Political Rise and Fall... and Rise Again?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 08.26.2012 | World
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Can Egypt now leave its recent dark times behind and reclaim its past glory? Can it make history again?

Moses, Pharaoh And The Candidates

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 04.03.2012 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

Two very different leadership contests have competed for the attention of religiously observant American Jews in recent weeks. One played out among Republican candidates, the other in the Torah.

Egyptian Pharaoh Statue Comes To NY For 10 Years

AP | Posted 10.05.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A colossal, 4,000-year-old statue of a seated Egyptian pharaoh will be visiting The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for the ne...

Holy Beauty: Getting Kosher Glam for Passover As Difficult As Splitting the Red Sea

Doree Lewak | Posted 06.18.2011 | Style
Doree Lewak

For a normal woman, any rupture to her beauty routine will make her as pleasant as Pharaoh on a bad day. But for the kosher ladies of Passover, overhauling their cosmetics caddy is an undertaking of Biblical proportions.

This Passover, Remember You Are An Egyptian

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 06.14.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

One with power -- economic, social, political, military -- is in the position of an ancient Egyptian in the Exodus story. The question is not the morality of having power but of how one uses it.

Today's 10 Plagues

Rabbi Samuel April | Posted 06.05.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Samuel April

The Biblical story of Passover warns us to preserve our planet, its environment and its inhabitants. The eternal message of the Festival of Freedom is peace, liberty and freedom for all.

Mubarak: Modern-Day Pharaoh of Egypt

Judie Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Judie Fein

Sometimes you have to go back into the past to understand the present. Egypt is usually at the top, or near the top, of everyone's travel wish list.

Modern Pharaohs: What Does Egypt's Uprising Mean?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

During the past week, we have seen hundreds of thousands of Egyptians face down their own modern Pharaoh -- dictatorial, repressive, and corrupt.

Big Coal, 'Avatar' And Tu B'Shvat

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Let us stand together to rescue and heal our Earth from the Crushers in our own society.

Liner Notes for a Freedom Seder: 4 Questions for the Jews This Passover

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Before Passover is over, then, let's not pass over the would-be pharaohs of the present age. Let's ask (at least) four more questions, and in asking, remember what history asks of us:

Massive Pharaoh Head Unearthed In Egypt

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Archaeologists have unearthed a massive red granite head of one Egypt's most famous pharaohs who ruled nearly 3,400 years ago, the Egypt...

Seven Years of Plenty or The Bible Told Me So

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Reese Schonfeld

Since we didn't raise taxes in 2001, our time of surplus, those of us who do not sink under the coming depression, will wither under the burden of the coming inflation.