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Members of the Bnei Menashe community in India make matzah prior to Passover, March 2021. Credit: Samuel Suantak, courtesy of Shavei Israel.

Lost tribe of Bnei Menashe in northeast India prepares Passover matzah

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The Bnei Menashe community in the remote northeastern Indian state of Manipur began preparing for Passover earlier this week, including by baking matzah at the Shavei Israel Hebrew Center in Churachandpur. The Bnei Menashe, or sons of...

Traditional passover songs for listening, singing and enjoying!

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The Maccabeats - Dayenu - Passover - דיינו Music video for “Dayenu," a multi-genre twist on the classic Passover Seder song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZgDNPGZ9Sg&list=RDCZgDNPGZ9Sg&start_radio=1 Gad Elbaz - Ma Nishtana גד אלבז - מה נשתנה https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1rH7rYuZQE Prayer-eoke: The Four Questions (Mah Nishtana...)...
A view of Oxford, England. Credit: Skowronek/Shutterstock.

Archaeologists discover first evidence that medieval Jews in Britain kept kosher

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Archaeologists have discovered the first evidence that Jews living in England in the 12th and 13th centuries observed Jewish dietary laws, reported The Jewish Chronicle on Thursday. The findings revealed this week are from a 2016 project...

March 26, 1979: Israel-Egyptian peace agreement signed

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In a ceremony at the White House, Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin sign a historic peace agreement, ending three decades of hostilities between Egypt and Israel and establishing diplomatic and commercial ties. Less...
Natan Sharansky, released by the Soviet Union in an exchange of prisoners by the U.S. authorities, with his wife, Avital, at Ben-Gurion International Airport in Israel, 1986. Photo by Israel Simionsky, Dan Hadani Archive, Pritzker Family National Photography Collection, National Library of Israel.

In time for holiday, National Library of Israel launches ‘Passover Memories’ project

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The National Library of Israel has launched the “Passover Memories” project to share personal stories from a number of prominent figures who celebrated the holiday under “normal” and not-so-normal circumstances. The project includes Natan Sharansky’s...

How is this White House Seder different than all others?

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The Biden administration is hosting a virtual Passover Seder open to the general public on Thursday in a move to expand its outreach to the broader American Jewish community, the White House told the...

March 25, 1943: More than 6,200 Dutch physicians, 97 percent of the country’s doctors,...

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More than 6,200 Dutch physicians, 97 percent of the country’s doctors, went on strike against the Nazi-created Chamber of Physicians on this date in 1943. Mandatory registration with this newly formed guild would have...
The new Passover Haggadah produced by Chabad.org. Credit: Courtesy.

New Chabad Haggadah becomes No. 1 bestselling Jewish book on Amazon

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The Passover Haggadah has seen more editions than any other Jewish book in history. Still, the recently released Chabad.org Haggadah, which is faithful to tradition, has already set a new standard for the times. Written and...
Shmurah matzah. Credit: Chabad.org.

Pesach basics: ‘Alef-bet’ on how to prep a seder at home

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The Jewish holiday of Passover—the celebration of Jewish freedom—is traditionally spent with family and friends. But with the coronavirus curtailing travel plans and social interactions, many are facing the prospect of celebrating Passover alone. “It...
More than 30,000 boxes of matzah will be delivered by JDC volunteers to the Jewish elderly in the former Soviet Union during the second year of the coronavirus pandemic, March 2021. Credit: JDC.

JDC offers annual Passover food packages, educational activities via Zoom

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The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), is reaching widening global audiences this Passover with hundreds of online events, holiday content and its century-old tradition of delivering matzah to Jews in need. While in-person activities...