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Passover 2014

Obama Offers Easter, Passover Message

AP | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays. In his we...

Vintage Passover Photos Are A Nostalgic Journey Through Jewish History

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.22.2014 | Religion

As Jews worldwide observe Passover, they remember the story of the Exodus, celebrating their liberation and shared history. Passover has been comme...

Gefilte Fish Shortage Causing Passover Meal Problems

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A shortage of whitefish in the Great Lakes region resulting partly from the winter deep freeze is coming at an inconveni...

The Momentum of Freedom (Passover)

Ariel Mayse | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Ariel Mayse

There are three stages in the ongoing process of redemption. The first is Egypt, a place -- physical or psychological -- of constriction and bondage. Freedom from this type of consciousness requires a radical thrust of energy that takes us forth from slavery.

The Surprising Story Behind How The First Passover Seder Came To The White House

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion

April 19, 2008 was a low point in Senator Obama's campaign to be the Democratic Presidential candidate. Senator Clinton had recently won the Ohio prim...

The Real Answers to the Four Passover Questions

Jen Glantz | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Jen Glantz

If you've ever sat through an entire Seder, you'll know that by the time you finish Dayenu, you are so ready to stuff your face with whatever is nearest to you on the table. So we may dip once, twice, a few times -- who really knows.

Wanna Go Out?

Marc Erlbaum | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Marc Erlbaum

The invitation comes daily, but there are certain times when it is particularly fervid and we are provided especial incentive to accept. One of those times is the upcoming holiday of Passover, the celebration of the nascent Jewish nation's 'going out' from Egypt.

Know Your Seder Plate: A Passover Interactive

Posted 04.12.2014 | Religion

Passover is upon us! The Jewish holiday also known as Pesach commemorates the Israelites' escape from Egyptian slavery, and is observed over ritua...

Passover 2014: The Unleavened Basics

Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion

Passover, the Jewish holiday known as Pesach in Hebrew, commemorates the Israelites' escape from Egyptian slavery and is observed with ritualized meal...

27 Better Ways To Eat Matzo This Passover

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.11.2014 | Taste

Attention all tribe members.

Wall Street Is Now Profiting Off Of Your Passover Seder

AP | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In a story April 8 about the sale of matzo maker Manischewitz, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company also m...

The Four Words (and Stages) Of Redemption and Going Toward the Fifth, Ultimate Stage

Sholom Brodt | Posted 06.08.2014 | Religion
Sholom Brodt

Hashem tells Moshe Rabbeinu to go to Mitzrayim and tell the Children of Israel about their forthcoming redemption with a specific message. The message begins, "Therefore say to the children of Israel, I Am Hashem." First and foremost, we must always keep in mind that we have a G-d who is loving and caring for us!

This Is The Passover Version Of The Frozen Soundtrack You've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion

If you can't get the "Frozen" soundtrack out of your head and you're looking forward to Passover, then we have a kosher treat for you. Jewish acape...

Why Is This Blog Different From All Other Blogs?

Marty Kaplan | Posted 06.07.2014 | Religion
Marty Kaplan

But then I wake up and smell the ma nishtana. If it's plutocracy, this must be Tuesday. Nice nations finish last. The golden rule isn't "do unto others," it's "don't get caught." Hope isn't "the thing with feathers," as Emily Dickinson called it. It's the thing with denial.

25 New Haggadahs For An Alternative Passover Seder

Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion

Passover is just around the corner and with it comes the ancient tradition of the seder and accompanying Haggadah. The Haggadah guides the ritual ...