Samaritans pray during a traditional Passover ceremony at Mount Gerizim near the northern West Bank city of Nablus on April 30, 2013. The Samaritan religion is based on four principles of faith, one God - the God of Israel; one Prophet - Moses Ben Amram; the belief in the Torah - the first five books of the Bible and one holy place - Mount Gerizim.
As a kid, every year at Passover we would say next year in Jerusalem and I didn't know why ... I still don't get it, but I do feel a connection with Israel.
She was able to do it privately. I mean I couldn’t hide it. I had to go everywhere with drains. For Passover, I had drains at the seder table. It wasn’t a pleasant experience and more power to her for coming right out and talking about it.
the transition time between leaving oppression [Passover] and arriving at the Promised Land [Shavuot] takes us to a desert that tests us and our leadership. That transition taught us a great deal about what it took to prepare and confront uncertainty and how important vision isMore quotes »
Pro-Israel ad campaign at Metro-North stations starts next week
for the United States to cut off its financial ties to Israel. The pro-Palestine ads appeared at Metro-North stations during the Passover holiday and were timed to appear around President Obama 's recent trip to the Middle East .StandWithUs' text-only ads Read more »
Israelis get kosher cigarettes for Passover
of every last bread crumb, feverishly cooking and swarming supermarkets to stock up on food for the Seder, the traditional Passover meal.In Jerusalem , smoke filled the air as some religious Jews burned the last of their bread crumbs while others dunked their Read more »
'The Ten Commandments' standout stars
Ten Commandments," Cecil B. DeMille 's epic 1956 retelling of the biblical saga, has its annual Passover / Easter airing March 30 at 7 p.m. on ABC /7. The movie's cast featured several actors who also would headline TV shows in the years to come. Here are Read more »
Cooking classes to help you prepare for Passover and Easter
Are you planning on hosting an event for Passover or Easter but finding your kitchen skills not quite up to snuff? You still have time to hone your culinary prowess at cooking classes held throughout Westchester, Rockland and the Hudson Valley. Read more »
Budget deadline puts Albany in crunch mode
the deadline.The budget is due April 1, the start of the fiscal year. But thanks to a calendar quirk, the Legislature's two-week Passover - Easter recess is set to begin March 22, so the budget is likely to be adopted by then. Rank-and-file legislators say Read more »
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Barbara Wind: 18 Plagues: The First-Ever Shoah Seder
drops of water spilled as part of the Shoah Seder, a ritual of remembrance and redemption. Most people associate a seder with Passover, the holiday that commemorates the liberation and exodus of the Israelites from Egypt in biblical times. More Jews celebrate from The Huffington Post Read more »
Locusts flood Israel, echoing biblical tales and providing a new kosher snack
in their path from Africa to the Mediterranean. This latest batch of locusts first arrived here in March, ironically just before Passover, which marks the biblical story of 10 plagues God sent via Moses to force the Egyptians to relinquish their control over from The Washington Post Read more »
Daily Chumash with Rashi
it is a disgrace to Israel that throughout the forty years the children of Israel were in the desert, they brought only this Passover sacrifice alone. — [Sifrei Beha’alothecha 1:18] 2. The children of Israel shall make the Passover sacrifice in its appointed from Chabad.org Read more »
Holocaust Seder will honor survivors and victims of all genocides
traditional Passover Seder plate. Inspired by the Passover service, a Holocaust Seder in Whippany today will honor survivors and victims of genocides. Joe Epstein/The Star-Ledger HANOVER — As the number of Holocaust survivors continues to dwindle, leaders from NJ.com Read more »
described in Acts 2. As a vocabulary word in my introduction to Christianity course, it means “fiftieth” day since Passover. This is important because that gathered community, still perhaps reeling from the execution of Jesus not two months prior, was in fact from Patheos Blogs Read more »