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Matzah-ball soup. Credit: Flickr.

OneTable offers resources and guidance for meaningful, safe Passover seders

At a time when people are feeling isolated and in need of meaningful connection, OneTable, which empowers people to envision new rituals and build community through Shabbat dinner experiences, is helping boost the Passover seder. To...

SaveTheMusic presents: “Mu Asapru, mu adabru”

Here is a classic Passover song which can be a fun challenge in counting backwards in Yiddish after drinking wine. מה אספּרה, מה אדברה אותך װער קען זאָגן, װער קען רעדן װאָס די 1 באַטײַט איינער איז...
People walking in Jerusalem on April 16, 2020. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israel’s coronavirus death toll rises to 140; Passover curfew lifted

Israel awoke on Thursday to the lifting of a nationwide curfew imposed for the end of the Passover holiday, while the government is reportedly considering additional easing of general lockdown directives. The national coronavirus death...
More seders may take place in 2020, yet without extended family and friends due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. March 29, 2010. Photo by Flash90.

The challenges, and beauty, of this year’s Passover holiday

In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared complete lockdown for Passover Seder night, threatening arrest or a fine to anyone found on the streets. No, he wasn’t overreacting, and he’s not planning on turning...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at a ceremony announcing the winners of the Wolf Foundation award, at the President's Residence in Jerusalem, on Jan. 16, 2019. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

United under curfew: A special Passover message

My dear people of Israel, this year we are celebrating the Passover seder in difficult circumstances, in the shadow of coronavirus, a plague for modern times. It has necessitated harsh rules for us all. Suddenly,...
Matzah-ball soup. Credit: Flickr.

Uber Eats helps deliver Passover food to Holocaust survivors in New York

The Met Council for Jewish Poverty and Uber Eats have teamed up to deliver kosher-for-Passover food to Holocaust survivors in New York who are staying home amid fears of contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19). Uber Eats...
A Passover Haggadah on the eve of the Jewish holiday of Passover, April 22, 2016. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

The story that Jews repeat on Passover is the secret of their survival

As Jews around the world celebrate the festival of Passover this week, the ironies are painful. The festival celebrates the pivotal biblical event that followed Pharaoh’s refusal to free his Hebrew slaves. The last and...

We will join forces and overcome this together

Israelis are facing a challenge with which we, as well as the rest of humanity, are unfamiliar. A challenge that reminds us all of the importance of our home, our family and our people,...
JDC volunteers safely deliver matzah to elderly Jews in locations around the former Soviet Union, including in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, home to the country's largest Jewish community, April 2020. Credit: Courtesy.

JDC deploys digital Passover resources to connect global Jewish communities

To connect the global Jewish community for its first Passover in the age of social distancing, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, or JDC, is deploying special online and digital holiday tools to help...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds a press conference at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem on March 12, 2020. Photo by Alex Kolomoisky/POOL.

Netanyahu announces strict seder-night lockdown

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday night declared a strict lockdown for the night of the Passover Seder, including a curfew on Wednesday night from 6 p.m. until Thursday morning at 7 a.m.,...