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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Israel Commemorates 23,544 Fallen IDF Soldiers, 3,117 Terror Victims

Israel came to a standstill on Sunday night to mark Yom Hazikaron, national Memorial Day, and to commemorate the 23,544 fallen IDF soldiers and 3,117 victims of terrorist attacks who have died over the...

A Guide to Yom Ha’atzmaut

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On the 14th of May in 1948, a man named David Ben-Gurion, soon to be Prime Minister, established the State of Israel, rebuilding the homeland of the Jews—a people who which had been exiled...

Mimouna: A Post-Passover Celebration

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Though originating and celebrated widely in the Sephardic community (Jews of Mediterranean background), a small number of North American Ashkenazi Jews (those of Eastern European background) have started celebrating this festival in recent years. Theories...

Richmond Jewish congregation welcomes refugees to Passover ritual

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They lit candles, praying that those suffering around the world find light in the darkness. Dipping karpas into salt water, they saw the tears of all who suffer injustice. Abdul Jalal Hashimi then watched the...

Passover Is Important, But My Kids Don’t Know Why

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My kids could care less that they're Jewish. They associate it with having to go to Hebrew School, which, let's face it, I didn't like either when I was a kid. But eventually, their attitude...

Nietzsche and Pesach: How the Exodus Ruined Everything

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Frederick Nietzsche believed that the Egyptians were blond. My apologies; I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start from the beginning: Despite what people sometimes claim, Frederick Nietzsche wasn’t an anti-Semite. To the contrary, he was strongly...

President Trump (and His Jewish Daughter and Son-in-Law) Skipped the White House Passover Seder

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President Donald Trump did not attend the annual White House Passover Seder held on Monday night, a spokeswoman confirms to PEOPLE. His daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, who are both Jewish, also skipped the event,...

The Plague of Darkness continues

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Pesach is known as the Festival of Freedom. For Jews who live in the Diaspora, this means freeing themselves from living in foreign lands amidst the gentiles and coming home to the Land of...