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PJ Library and JAO Passover event inspires love of Judaism

On Sunday, March 30, 25 young families gathered for a Passover program presented jointly by the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's PJ Library and the Jewish Academy of Orlando. The collaborative...

 

Palestinian students visit Auschwitz in first organized visit

(Haaretz) A group of 30 Palestinian students arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau in what is believed to be the first organized visit by Palestinian students to a Nazi death camp. The students spent several...

 

Immediate response: condemn visit to Auschwitz

(MediaScan)—A visit by Palestinian students to Nazi death camps has stirred controversy among Palestinians, with some condemning it as a form of “normalization” with Israel. The visit to the Nazi camps has angered some Palestinians, prompting...

 
 By Sean Savage    Features    April 11, 2014

Hollywood's revisiting Passover's Exodus a part of throwback 'Year of the Bible'

In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the "Year of the Bible." From Ridley Scott's "Exodus" starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah,...

 

Carmel Winery introduces selected line just in time for Passover

Award winning Carmel Winery launched its newest line in the U.S. market. Carmel Winery is the historic winery of Israel. It was founded in 1882 by Baron Edmond de Rothschild, owner of Chateau Lafite in Bordeaux. Carmel owns the two largest wineries...

 

Newly kosher-for-Passover quinoa dishes leap for the seder table

Vegetarians, and especially vegans, need some high-protein plant food with a bit of heft to keep them going during Passover, especially if observing the Ashkanazic tradition that forbids eating...

 

Passover seders in Central Florida

Congregation Beth Shalom of Orange City Congregation Beth Shalom will conduct a Kosher for Passover seder led by Rabbi Winston Weilheimer at 6:30 p.m. April 14, in the in Social Hall at Our Lady of Lakes Catholic Church, 1310 Maximilian St.,...

 
 By Helen Nash    Features    April 11, 2014

Don't pass over the post-seder meals

NEW YORK (JTA)—Planning Passover meals is always a wonderful challenge. For the seders, most of us focus on traditional family recipes because they are tried and proven, and because everyone likes...

 

April 1944: A Jewish exodus from the Polish army

A faded black-and-white photograph from 1943 shows Private Max Wald enjoying the Passover seder together with hundreds of his Polish army comrades.  But a tattered diary entry from the following year describes the “dampness and cold” of the...

 

An SOS from my OS seder

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-At future Passovers, if we consider the Jewish implications of the recent hit movie "Her," we all could be using a talking computer operating system with artificial intelligence to l...

 

Infusing meaning into the Passover seder

As the intersection of family, Jewish memory, and the passions of contemporary politics and society, the Passover seder is said to be the most celebrated annual Jewish event in the United States. But...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Letter by families of terror victims calls for Pollard release JERUSALEM (JTA)—Family members of terror victims killed by Palestinian prisoners released in connection with the current Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations called on President...

 
 By Talia Lavin    Features    April 11, 2014

From farm to seder table: Locally grown matzah on the rise

NEW YORK (JTA)-In their small farmhouse bakery in Vermont, Doug Freilich and Julie Sperling work round the clock producing matzah in the period preceding Passover-a matzah that feels ancient and...

 

Bronfman haggadah enters the digital world in time for Passover

In the Exodus story, Moses decides to rescue his people after he hears God speak to him through the burning bush. But when New York City-based artist Jan Aronson imagined the famous episode in which...

 

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