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Passover 2024: Activities to do throughout Israel

There’s no shortage of fun, enlightening, and compelling activities and shows being offered up and down the country this Passover.

20/04/2024

'For This We Left Egypt?': A humorous parody Haggadah for Passover

As an affectionate parody, For This We Left Egypt? is full of jokes. Not every attempt at Haggadah humor works, but there are a few zingers worth repeating in this belated book review.

20/04/2024

A Passover Seder Haggadah supplement for the Israel-Hamas war

I am suggesting several thoughts and themes to complement the Haggadah text and add focus to our present situation. You are encouraged to keep this page in your Haggadah on Seder night.

Passover 2024: Fun activities to do in Jerusalem

it’s up to you to choose which activities your family will enjoy. Whatever you do, you’ll be sure to have fun in and around Jerusalem this Passover!

By JOANNA SHEBSON , RONIT ANSBACHER
19/04/2024

Passover: The foundations of faith of Seder night

Three foundations of faith found in the Ten Plagues; three purposes toward which Judaism aspires and which we seek to impart.

Colel Chabad holds annual bar mitzvah ceremony for children who have lost parents

Following the ceremony, the families were hosted at Jerusalem's International Convention Center and treated to a three course meal and concert. 

Empty chairs, mirrors and pomegranates: How Jews are bringing the war to their seder table

The new rituals come alongside the perennial bevy of supplements to the traditional haggadah text that seek to make the holiday’s themes relevant to the present day.

By JACOB GURVIS/JTA
18/04/2024

National Library receives personal archives of late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

The archive was acquired with support from the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe. Once the files are cataloged, the library intends to provide extensive access to researchers.

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