Passover traditions around the world

Passover traditions around the world

Passover is a uniquely Jewish holiday, with four cups of wine, matzah, 10 plagues, and the central Seder plate. Though traditions and rituals vary among families and different cultures, the Passover story, retold each year, celebrates freedom during the Exodus from...

Passover seders and more in Tidewater

Passover seders and more in Tidewater

Looking for a seat at a seder or a way to learn more about Passover in Tidewater? Check out this listing to see all that is taking place for the holiday around town. ✡Chabad of Tidewater Passover SedersSeders are led by Rabbis Margolin and BrashevitskyFirst Night...

Can Jews sing Dayenu while there are hostages?

Can Jews sing Dayenu while there are hostages?

The Passover seder gets a post-Oct. 7 rethink. (JTA) — As the American Israeli poet Marty Herskovitz thought about the upcoming Passover holiday, the prospect of singing Dayenu at the first seder since his country was attacked didn’t sit right with him.The classic...

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American-Israeli hostage Hersh Goldberg-Polin is seen alive in apparently recent video released by Hamas

The video offered the first public sign of life for the 23-year-old who was injured and abducted from the Nova music festival.

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They came to America to teach teens about Israel. Then war in Gaza changed the curriculum.

Emissaries sent to schools and JCCs have to defend a country often vilified and defamed.

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Tue, 23 Apr 2024 14:01:45 +0000

These young adult novels are expanding the way literature depicts Jewish teens

Authors and readers are hungry for characters who reflect the modern range of Jewish identity.

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Jeffrey Alan Swartz

UERTO NUEVO, MEXICO - Jeffrey Alan Swartz passed away March 11 at his home. He left this world suddenly after an incomparable 71 years, having...

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CHESAPEAKE - Mindy A. Stergas, beloved wife, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away on January 13.She was born on September 21, 1961, in Maryland....

Daniel Cohen

VIRGINIA BEACH – Daniel Cohen, 75,passed away March 24. He was born August 16, 1948. Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel.