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The most unlikely Passover seder

On the eve of Passover, I was one of 13 people driving through the rolling sand dunes between Abu Dhabi and the remote Arabian Nights Bedouin Village on the way to celebrating a most...
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Israeli Election Analysis at the Seder Table

As the Passover holiday came upon us, we tried to put aside politics for a family celebration. There were two children, plus spouses, and six grandchildren at our Seder. Unsurprisingly,  the talk was more...

Traditional passover songs for listening, singing and enjoying!

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...)...

How is this White House Seder different than all others?

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...
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Pesach: War of Worldcraft

Like most kids, ours spend a lot of time on their gadgets. We brought them into the world with the hope they might savor the gift of life. Or at least ride their bikes...

Watch “Who Knows One?” Yiddish-style: “Mu adabru, mu asapru” in 4-part harmony

Traditional Yiddish Passover song with Aramaic title Akin to the English “Who Knows One?” Choral arrangement: Binyumen Schaechter (2017-18) This choral arrangement was funded by a grant from The Marinus and Minna B. Koster Foundation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq4RUs27Eas Jewish People’s Philharmonic...
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...
Leket volunteers deliver kosher-for-Passover food for the elderly in Israel prior to the holiday and in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, April 2020. Credit: Leket.

Israelis face extra hardships in preparing for Passover this year

In Israel, the days leading up to Passover are usually the most bustling time of the year in local supermarkets, with shoppers stocking up on kosher-for-Passover products ahead of the week-long holiday. However, the...

Pesach during the Holocaust

The Pesach holiday – which marks the Jewish people’s exodus from enslavement in ancient Egypt – was never more reminiscent in modern times as during the Holocaust. In the Pesach Haggadah, which recounts the miraculous story, Jews...
Continuing JDC’s long-held tradition of matzah delivery for Passover, a volunteer provides matzah to elderly client in Odessa, Ukraine. Credit: Courtesy.

JDC provides tons of matzah, Passover kit and activities, holds seders worldwide

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is promoting the diversity of global Jewish life this Passover through its JDC Entwine ReOrdered Passover Kit—a do-it-yourself package including stories, toasts, recipes and traditions from eight Jewish communities...