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Students, Community Celebrate Passover at the Temple Shalom of Northwest Arkansas

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For the UA Jewish community, spring is a time of holy tradition, community and storytelling with the annual celebration of Passover. Rachel Ungar, a UA Junior and president of the Hillel Jewish Student Association, said...

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...

Celebrating Communal Values this Passover

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JCRC has been extra busy these first few months of 2017 advocating on behalf of our community both here and in Israel. We hosted an extraordinarily well-attended and impactful Jewish Community Forum with support...

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...

Erdoğan sends Passover greetings to Turkey’s Jews

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has released a congratulatory message to Turkey’s Jewish community and Jews all over the world who are marking the Passover religious festival this week. In a statement released on Tuesday, Erdoğan...

Here Come the Passover Videos: The Maccabeats Take a Cappella and Ma Nishtana to...

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The Maccabeats, originally formed in 2007 as Yeshiva University’s student vocal group, have entertained and inspired hundreds of audiences worldwide, from Alabama to (New) Zealand and everywhere in between. Until now, they have been using...

PBS cooking host Pati Jinich’s Mexican-Jewish Passover

Celebrity chef Pati Jinich grew up in Mexico City, where she spent Shabbat dinners at her bubbe’s house. “When we walked into her house,” Jinich fondly recalls of her grandmother, “the first thing she had...

Mexican MasterChef Contestant Refuses to Eat Her Unkosher Concoctions, For Now

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A Jewish contestant on the Mexican version of MasterChef Junior didn’t push her faith to the back burner, even when it meant cooking with a treyf ingredient. Batia Bresca, a 13-year-old from Mexico City, recently made the...