Rare Overlap of Holy Days Shows Jerusalem’s Promise and Problems

In its Old City, a Christian, a Jew and a Muslim marked Easter, Passover and Ramadan. To some, it’s a “symphony.” To others, a reminder of division.

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Let’s Pass Over God

Why would we emulate such terrible behavior?

#egypt, #jews-and-judaism, #passover, #the-haggadah-book

No Invitation to a Passover Seder? You’re Not Alone.

When even Elijah has a seat at the table … but you don’t.

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This Passover America Needs a Redemption Narrative

The Exodus is a dangerous story of liberation. Let’s learn from it.

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Need a Haggadah? There’s a QR Code for That.

Some shun phones at the Seder table. But, these days, some also welcome them.

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘We Never Asked; He Never Explained’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column, #parenting, #passover, #shoes-and-boots, #taxation

Wave of Terrorism in Israel Defies a Simple Narrative

Four recent deadly attacks have highlighted Palestinian anger over vanishing prospects of a Palestinian state, but the assailants’ diverse backgrounds have left many questions unanswered.

#abbas-mahmoud, #bennett-naftali, #defense-and-military-forces, #easter-and-holy-week, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #jews-and-judaism, #muslims-and-islam, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #passover, #ramadan, #terrorism

Israel’s Government in Crisis After Senior Lawmaker Quits Coalition

Idit Silman, the de facto government whip, left the coalition, depriving the government of a parliamentary majority. But her move does not mean the opposition can win a vote of no confidence, at least for now.

#bennett-naftali, #idit-silman, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #netanyahu-benjamin, #passover, #politics-and-government, #yamina-israeli-political-party

Black American Jews Share Their Passover Traditions

Black American Jews say they are seeking ways to bring their full identity to the symbolic food of the Passover meal.

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A Baked Onion and Rice Casserole for Passover and Beyond

Glistening with honey and pomegranate juice and studded with pine nuts, this baked onion and rice casserole is anything but unassuming.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #passover, #recipes

Four Killed in Southern Israel in Latest in Spate of Attacks

The attacks have heightened fears of further violence in April, when the convergence of three religious holidays has leaders on edge.

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A Family’s Passover Tradition: Making Matzo in Their Backyard

“Focusing on every detail, rather than buying it in a box in the store, makes for a more direct and meaningful connection,” said Meir Rapaport, who bakes matzo with relatives outside their Brooklyn home.

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18 Recipes to Brighten Your Second Pandemic Passover

Next year in Jerusalem? How about next year anywhere but Zoom.

#content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #passover

How to Celebrate the Spring Holidays Safely With Your Family

Easter, Passover and Ramadan will be a little less lonely this year as more people get vaccinated. But experts say we can’t let down our guard just yet.

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This Passover Recipe Tells the Story of a Family Tree

A wide-reaching family’s interpretations of a Moroccan Jewish recipe reflects their history.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #passover, #seafood

5 Fresh Seder Dishes You’ll Want to Make All the Time

Scaled for a smaller crowd and easy enough for weeknights, these festive Passover recipes will become part of your regular rotation.

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A Fake ‘War on Christmas’ and the Real Battle Against Covid

There are two culture wars, but only one with deadly consequences.

#christmas, #hanukkah, #passover, #thanksgiving-day

For My Mother’s FaceTime Burial, Lipstick and Howling Winds

In Jewish tradition the body must be buried within 24 hours. I fight with myself about whether to travel to Cleveland.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #jews-and-judaism, #passover

A Bit of Relief: ‘Soup Is Soup’

A granddaughter learns cooking secrets from her grandma — over FaceTime.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #passover, #quarantines

Making Passover, Easter and Ramadan Digital This Year

We can make digital gatherings meaningful. But it takes work.

#easter-and-holy-week, #gathering, #parker-priya, #passover, #your-feed-internet-culture, #your-feed-selfcare

‘That Is What We Do’: The Power of Passover and Tradition Across Generations

Jewish families on Wednesday will again recount the 10 plagues from the Book of Exodus. Only this year will be a little different.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jews-and-judaism, #passover

Passover Goes On, With Screens

Religious families lean on technology this month to recreate disrupted rituals.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jews-and-judaism, #passover