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Posts Tagged: passover

April 3, 2018 12:49 pm
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Passover: Slaves or Pagans?

The Four Questions that are asked in the Haggadah act as an introduction to the ideas behind the festival of Passover. These questions were already...

March 30, 2018 1:51 pm
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Meet the Trump-Loving, ‘Hatikvah’-Singing Israeli-Arab Man Who ‘Buys’ the Jewish State’s Chametz Before Every Passover

Ahead of Passover, the Hebrew weekly newspaper Makor Rishon interviewed Hussein Jaber -- a 53-year-old married father of four from the Arab town of Abu Ghosh -- who...

March 28, 2018 3:01 pm
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Searching for Meaning Behind an Empty Metaphor

JNS.org – For those who worry about the future of American Jewry, Passover brings some comfort. According to a survey published in 2014 by the Pew Research...

March 27, 2018 2:37 pm
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Passover Guide for the Perplexed — Especially in the USA

1. According to the late professor Yehudah Elitzur, one of Israel’s pioneers of Biblical research, the Exodus took place in the second half of the 15th century BCE,...

March 27, 2018 1:38 pm
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Israeli Military Set for Mammoth Task of Prepping for Passover

JNS.org - Despite its many round-the-clock security missions, the Israel Defense Forces believes that bringing the holiday spirit to its personnel is an imperative. As Passover approaches,...

March 27, 2018 11:36 am
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Pesach Signifies the Joining of the Jewish People — Ashkenazi and Sephardic

JNS.org - Passover has been described as the “Independence Day of the Jewish People” -- the day of our national liberation. Indeed, it is possible to describe the...

March 27, 2018 9:51 am
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Ze’ev Jabotinsky on Passover

In his 1911 article, "Four Sons," Ze’ev Jabotinsky -- the Zionist leader and prophet -- offered his take on the narrative traditionally read on Passover. A profound understanding of the...

March 26, 2018 10:21 am
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Eight Questions for Passover

JNS.org - Why is this year going to be different from all other years? Because this year, you can stump your guests with the meaning behind...

March 25, 2018 11:10 am
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Plato’s Haggadah in the ‘Dialogues’

Now that Jews all over the world will once again assemble around the Seder table and read the Haggadah -- the story of the exodus from Egypt -- it...

March 21, 2018 4:27 pm
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With Deportation Deadline Looming, African Migrant Students Celebrate Passover in Tel Aviv

With their futures uncertain in the only country many of them have known as home, African migrant students at a school in Tel Aviv took...

December 4, 2017 5:09 pm
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Watchdog: Jewish Voice for Peace ‘Masterminded’ Divestment Vote Targeting Israel at Tufts University on Passover

Activists from the anti-Zionist group Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) "masterminded" a divestment resolution against Israel that passed at Tufts University in Massachusetts last Passover...

May 12, 2017 11:41 am
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University of Wisconsin Anti-Israel Bill ‘Voided’ by Student Judiciary; Leaders Behind Passover Vote Sanctioned

Anti-Israel legislation passed last month at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was "voided" on Wednesday by the student judiciary due to discrimination against Jewish students that took place during the...

April 21, 2017 1:32 pm
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The Health Benefits of a Passover Diet

JNS.org - For a millennia-old religious celebration that has little to do with physical health, the Passover holiday offers some unexpected benefits. Thanks to its eight-day ban on...

April 19, 2017 4:16 pm
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A Modern Noise That Robs Us of All Peace

Those reading the Passover story can rightly wonder why frogs were such a terrible plague. Was God really showing His power to the Egyptians by sending...

Culture

Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter Films Video Onstage During Israel Concert

Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter filmed a video onstage during his band's live concert...

American Model Kate Upton Shares Photos From Her Trip to Israel

American model Kate Upton shared with her Twitter followers on Thursday photos from her recent trip to Israel. The 25-year-old uploaded three...

Features

Zionism Meets Feminism: Talking Shop Over a Glass of Chardonnay

JNS.org - In a quintessential “only in Israel” moment, nearly 60 women (and a few dozen men) gathered on a breezy...

Brooklyn Man Hopes to Open a New Chapter of Jewish Dating

At many recent Passover seders, sometime after the four questions were asked, a fifth one was posed by a parent...

The Israeli Air Force Legend Who Influenced Generations

JNS.org - On Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers, the family of Lt.-Col. Ohad Shadmi -- a legendary and highly influential...

Israel

Top Hamas Official Warns: Gaza Border Protests Will Continue After May 15

A top Hamas official warned on Wednesday that the ongoing Gaza border demonstrations -- expected to reach their peak on May 15, known as "Nakba Day" by the Palestinians --...

Middle East

In Power for 15 Years, Iraq’s Shi’ites Split Ahead of Crucial V...

United in their fight against Saddam Hussein's oppression for decades, Iraq's Shi'ites have become deeply fragmented and disillusioned with their...

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