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  • Jewish Travelers Separated, Removed from British-based EasyJet Airline in Barcelona

    05/09/2016 8:26:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | May 8, 2016 | Hana Levi Julian
    A group of Jewish families that included elderly people, pregnant women and children were taken off an EasyJet passenger plane in Barcelona waiting to depart for Paris, according to a report on the European Jewish Press. One of the passengers, a Holocaust survivor, said the behavior of police who came to take the travelers off the flight was similar to that of the German Nazi SS police during World War II. The families were removed after the plane had been sitting on the tarmac for more than two hours, waiting for departure. Many of the Jewish men were wearing kippahs,...
  • The Meaning of Matzo - Unleavened Bread in the Bible

    04/28/2016 11:53:32 AM PDT · by Lera · 18 replies
    One for Israel ^ | 27 April 2016
    PMThe Passover meal marks beginning of the week-long "Feast of Unleavened Bread". Israel was commanded to eat unleavened bread, matzo bread with no yeast (hametz) in it, for a whole week. So Jewish people in Israel have been crunching their way through multiple square sheets of matzo bread and looking wistfully at the closed bakery sections for a while now. But what does it mean? The most obvious answer is a reminder of the swift exodus from Egypt, when there was no time for the bread to rise. But there is one small problem with that explanation... Timely instructions God...
  • Greenfield: From Slavery to Freedom

    04/26/2016 7:52:45 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 4 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, April 24, 2016 From Slavery to Freedom Posted by Daniel Greenfield As another Passover begins, the echoes of "Once we were slaves and now we are free" and "Next year in Jerusalem" resound briefly and then fade into the background noise of everyday life. We can board a plane tomorrow and fly off to Jerusalem. Some of us are already there now. But will that make us free? Since Egypt we have become slaves again, lived under the rule of iron-fisted tyrants and forgotten what the very idea of freedom means. And that will likely happen again and again...
  • Beans And Rice For Passover? A Divisive Question Gets The Rabbis' OK

    04/23/2016 9:29:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | April 23, 2016 | Maria Godoy
    As a Latina who married into a Jewish family, I've long lobbied my in-laws to include beans and rice on the Passover menu. The holiday is a time when Jews avoid leavened foods in commemoration of their biblical exodus from Egypt — when they had to flee so fast, they couldn't even let the bread rise. But beans and rice aren't leavened, I've argued, so why not include them in the Seder meal? The answer I've long gotten from my mother-in-law: tradition. You see, like many American Jews, my mother-in-law is of European ancestry, or Ashkenazi. And by tradition, Ashkenazi...
  • Episode: “Days of Remembrance: Passover” (video)

    04/22/2016 12:11:45 PM PDT · by Lera · 1 replies
    ZLM ^ | 4/17
    Filmed on location in Israel, Myles and Katharine demonstrate and explain the origin and significance of Passover while providing insight for Believers in Yeshua.
  • In final Passover greeting, Obama parallels Exodus and civil rights battle

    04/22/2016 10:13:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/22/16 | Sara Miller
    Barack Obama sent out his final Passover greeting as US president on Friday, recalling his 2009 tradition-making seder — the first ever at the White House, and drawing a parallel between the story of the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt and the battle for civil rights across the globe. “Mah nishtana halailah hazeh?,” the president wrote, quoting the Four Questions asked during the Jewish service on the first night of Passover. The Hebrew phrase means: “Why is this night different from all other nights?” The president continued: “For Michelle and me, this Passover is different from all other Passovers because it...
  • The Feast of Passover - The MESSIAH/Lamb CUT OFF!

    04/21/2016 6:44:03 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 7 replies
    IFB ^ | 4/21/16
    As Jesus (Yeshua - YAHWAH IS Salvation/Deliverance) the Messiah entered into Jerusalem for the Passover of the Lord - which had been rendered useless and reduced to a mere traditional religious lifeless skeleton of a feast, renamed the Passover of the Jews (Lev. 23, Matt. 23: 13-15, John 2:13, 5:1, 13:1), all the air was abuzz with the news of Jesus of Nazareth (Matt. 21:8-11, Luke 19:37-40)! As it were, Jesus had absolutely dominated the “news cycle” of His day for 3 ½ years! Jesus would have been constantly talked about in all of the newspapers and on all of...
  • Obama to host late Passover seder this year; President to be in Saudi Arabia on first and second

    04/20/2016 6:32:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/20/16 | JTA
    President Barack Obama will host a Passover seder this year, but not on either of the nights it is required according to Jewish custom. A spokeswoman told JTA that Obama will host the seder next week following his return from travel overseas. Obama will be in Saudi Arabia on the first and second nights of Passover, Friday and Saturday, attending a regional cooperation summit.
  • Kasich Lectures Yeshiva Students About Joseph

    04/13/2016 5:06:34 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 13, 2016 | jacob kornbluh
    VIDEO
  • John Kasich to Orthodox Jews: Abraham, not Moses, the star of the Torah

    04/13/2016 7:44:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 143 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | April 13, 2016 5:19pm
    John Kasich bantered with Haredi Orthodox Jews about which biblical figure was most significant and other lessons from the Jewish Bible. […] “The story of the people are Abraham and God made a covenant with Abraham — not Moses!” Kasich told Ezra Friedlander, a Haredi lobbyist who was escorting Kasich through the heavily Haredi neighborhood. Friedlander had tried to explain that for Jews, Moses is considered the most important biblical figure, and more important than the patriarchs, because he brought the law to the Jews. “Moses is up there,” Friedlander said, as Kasich, an Anglican who was born Roman Catholic,...
  • John Kasich Tries to Teach the Bible to Talmudic Scholars

    04/14/2016 11:09:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    Jewish Week ^ | Apr 14th, 2016 | Hrafnkell Haraldsson
    One can only picture the results of this cringe-worthy moment with President Kasich and a group of Muslims instead        John Kasich Tries to Teach the Bible to Talmudic Scholars So did you hear the one about Republican presidential candidate John Kasich and the students of the Talmud? Sadly, it’s not a joke. It does have a punchline – of sorts. Whether it’s funny or not depends on your point of view. While campaigning in New York Tuesday, in what Jewish Insider‘s Jacob Kornblush calls “a pre-Passover learning tour in the Borough Park neighborhood...
  • John Kasich links Jesus’ blood to Passover at matzah bakery

    04/14/2016 1:04:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 116 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 4/14/15 | Uriel Heilman
    JTA — If Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s visit to Hasidic Brooklyn this week had yielded only one amusing moment, Dayenu – it would have been enough. But, thank God, there were many in the Republican presidential candidate’s visit to a Jewish bookstore, shmura matzah bakery and Hasidic school in Borough Park on Tuesday. “It’s a wonderful, wonderful holiday for our friends in the Jewish community – the Passover,” Kasich told reporters after emerging from the matzah bakery, a box of the fresh-baked stuff in hand. Yes, Jews are known to love The Passover, almost as much they love The Pre-Election...
  • Ted Cruz Joins New York Jews Preparing for Passover

    04/07/2016 7:35:28 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 98 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | April 7, 2016 | Joel Leyden
    Ted Cruz Joins New York Jews Preparing for Passover By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyBrooklyn, New York — April 7, 2016 … U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate Ted Cruz joined dozens of Jewish children today preparing for the Jewish holiday of Passover. The event took place at the Chabad Neshama Model Matzah Bakery this afternoon. After the matzah making party, Cruz then visited the Jewish Center of Brighton Beach where he wished dozens of New York rabbis and their families a happy and festive Passover. The Texas senator, who is in the process of closing PLO offices in Washington, was...
  • FReepers, post your favorite Passover recipes

    03/14/2016 1:18:33 AM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 26 replies
    Preparing early this year because last year, I lost all creativity and repeated recipes to many "didn't we have this two days ago?" complaints after traditional seder. I need your help.
  • Israel Redeemed By Blood...miracle nation pt 23

    Wherefore thou art great, O Lord God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears. And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods? For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a...
  • Pope Francis says he supports setting a fixed date for Easter Sunday

    07/01/2015 8:31:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | July 01, 2015
    Pope Francis said he supports the idea of setting a fixed date for Easter Sunday, which for centuries has moved back and forth according to the lunar calendar. Easter and the Holy Week that precedes it is rooted in the Jewish Passover and fixed on the first full moon, which falls on the first Sunday after the spring equinox, March 21. […] The Orthodox Churches normally celebrate Easter a week after the Catholics. […] Historians and expert agree that a common date for Easter would encourage “reconciliation between the Christian churches.” …
  • Cruz courts Jewish voters at posh Passover retreat

    04/08/2015 9:30:00 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 08, 2015 | Chris Stirewalt
    Cruz is scheduled to address a high-dollar Passover getaway at the five-diamond St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in California today. Prices for stays at the luxury hotel range from $5,600 to $11,000.
  • Obama Manages To Bring Racism Into His Official Statement Marking Passover…

    04/06/2015 2:59:14 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 34 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | April 5, 2015 10:02 am | weasel zippers
    Obama Manages To Bring Racism Into His Official Statement Marking Passover… The bridge he talks about Civil Rights leaders marching across into the “Promised Land” in his Passover statement just happens to be the one featured in the White House Twitter feed(and out of which he cut George W. Bush who was walking on the right hand side):
  • Temple Mount Faithful sacrifices lamb in pre-Passover ritual [Isaiah 66:6]

    04/04/2015 1:22:39 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 47 replies
    YNet News ^ | 4/1/15 | Dr. Ruchama Weiss, Rabbi Levi Brackman
    It looked like a scene from year 200 BCE, or the end of days – yet it all played out just two days ago, on Monday, not far from the Temple Mount. Kohanim in authentic attire blessed the excited crowd, Levites sang hymns, and a young lamb was offered up as a Passover sacrifice in keeping with all the dictates of the ancient ritual. This "dress rehearsal," staged every year by members of the Temple Mount Faithful movement, is designed to present the public with an accurate rendition of the ritual that was in practice during the time of the...
  • Op-Ed: Passover and Redemption Trump the News

    04/04/2015 3:39:27 PM PDT · by Canedawg · 6 replies
    Israel National News.com ^ | April 3, 2015 | Paula Stern
    Many religious Jews believe deeply that there are no coincidences in life. None...not a one. All that happens, happens within the realm of a knowing God who watches, always watches over His creations. Last summer, when the missiles were falling, a secular friend told me I was lucky because in being religious, I had faith where she had terror, I had trust while she worried. -snip- There are no coincidences in life. Remember that. Believe that. Obama signed this absurd "framework" agreement to secure his place in history. There is a relatively good chance that his place in history will...
  • Why ‘Jewish Unity’ — Even at Passover — Is Unachievable

    04/04/2015 7:13:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Pa ^ | 04/04/2015 | P. David Hornik
    “The right-wing government is in danger. Arab voters are coming out in droves to the polls. Left-wing organizations are busing them out.”So wrote Benjamin Netanyahu in a Facebook post on March 17, the day of Israel’s elections. Since then the words have been a cause célèbre among critics of Israel—and not least, American Jewish liberals.The Jerusalem Post reports that a “yawning divide has opened between liberal US Jews and the right-wing Jewish Israeli majority that reelected…Netanyahu,” and that: More than any of the prime minister’s other statements—which included skepticism about the feasibility of the two-state solution and complaints about foreign...
  • Bitter Herbs And Collard Greens: An African-American Seder Plate For Passover

    04/03/2015 8:24:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | APRIL 03, 2015 | Michael Twitty
    How do you say the Four Questions of Passover in Mende, a language of Sierra Leone? I've been wondering this in preparation for tonight, the eve of Passover. The ritual of the Four Questions kicks off the first Seder dinner by asking, "Why is this night different from all other nights?" to begin the story of how Israelite slaves escaped Egypt to freedom. Chef and culinary historian Michael Twitty writes frequently about what he calls "koshersoul," his African-American and Jewish heritage.i Chef and culinary historian Michael Twitty writes frequently about what he calls "koshersoul," his African-American and Jewish heritage. Courtesy...
  • Happy Passover

    04/03/2015 3:56:07 PM PDT · by cowboyusa · 20 replies
    Happy Passover to all Freepers from this Messianic Jew and May the LORD give you his power, his meekness, his goodness and his overwhelming victory! "For Yeshua our Passover has been sacrificed for us."
  • Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon Will Create Easter Weekend Spectacle in the Sky

    04/03/2015 11:19:30 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 3, 2015, 9:15 AM ET | By ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    Early risers and people who plan to party until dawn -- take notice. The United States has prime seats for a lunar eclipse set to take over the skies early Saturday morning, marking the third in a tetrad, a series of four eclipses. The lunar spectacle will be the shortest in a century, lasting four minutes and 43 seconds.
  • Seders in Uniform: How American Troops Celebrated Passover During WWII

    03/29/2015 3:40:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | March 27, 2015 | Marjorie Ingall
    Whether in the mess hall or on a battleship, Jewish soldiers stationed all over the world still sang the Four Questions and ate matzo.Seder on the U.S.S. Astoria in the Pacific, 1945. “Lettuce au charoses.” “Kneidlach or borscht a la Sgt. Weinstein.” “Consommè [sic—the accent points the wrong way!] avec Knadlach.” “Palestine wine.” “Roast Beef Ala Yomtov.” “Iced Coca-Cola.” These were some of the dishes enjoyed by Jewish members of the military at their Seders in both European and Pacific theaters of war 70 years ago. The American Jewish Historical Society at the Center for Jewish History has a file...
  • Good Friday and Passover Fall on Same Date This Year April 3rd

    03/27/2015 9:56:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    My own independent Thought Process | 03-27-2015 | Red Badger
    This year, 2015, Passover and Good Friday fall on the same date, Friday April 3rd. It has happened before. Any thoughts on the religious significance of this at this point in time?...........Israel-US relations are at the worst point that they have ever been, with this anti-semite in the White House.............
  • PM Re-Named Finance Minister to Prevent 'Passover Emergency' [Netanyahu & Passover]

    03/26/2015 8:11:49 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 38 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2016 | Moshe Cohen
    Binyamin Netanyahu is once again Finance Minister - thanks to none other than Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef. But according to the Kikar Shabbat web site, the re-appointment of Netanyahu to the post was prompted by phone calls to cabinet members by none other than Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef – who was concerned that, without a Finance Minister, the sale of leaven (chametz) before the upcoming Passover holiday would be nullified. While many Jews consider the personal or commercial sale of chametz, the leavened products from bread to beer that are forbidden on Passover, to be a mere “technicality,”...
  • Ted Cruz is billed as a Passover vacation attraction

    12/30/2014 1:25:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 29, 2014 | Maggie Haberman
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a likely Republican presidential candidate and a vocal pro-Israel hawk, is being advertised as a featured attraction at a string of ritzy resort vacation getaways catering to religious Jews. Cruz, along with several rabbis, is listed as a speaker at four different vacation spots, including Aspen, over Passover, the spring holiday that honors the freeing of enslaved Jews in Egypt. The Prime Hospitality Group is the company behind the offers, according to an email solicitation shared with POLITICO. “4 Questions. 4 Cups of Wine. 4 Sons. And 4 Luxurious Prime Passover Programs,” the invitation reads. “All...
  • Gaza Terrorists Attack Israel during Passover Holiday

    04/21/2014 6:01:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    israel Defense Forces ^ | April 21, 2014
    A short while ago, IAF aircraft targeted two terror activity sites in the southern Gaza Strip and a third site in the central Gaza Strip, in response to the latest severe aggression emanating from Gaza. Direct hits were confirmed. Yesterday evening, an IED was activated against IDF soldiers patrolling the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip. 12 hours later; at around 07:15 today, Palestinian militants fired an anti-tank missile at an IDF patrol along the security fence in the same area, causing no damage or injuries. …
  • Palestinians, Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site

    04/20/2014 11:21:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | April 20, 2014
    Israeli police arrested 16 Palestinians at one of Jerusalem's most revered and politically sensitive holy sites on Sunday as they dispersed protesters opposed to any Jewish attempts to pray there. A police spokesman said officers used stun grenades to disperse dozens of rioters, who threw rocks and firecrackers at them at the site revered by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and by Jews as the Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's walled Old City. Two officers were slightly injured and treated at the scene in the brief clash, the spokesman added. Five Palestinians were also slightly hurt, a Muslim clergyman said. Police...
  • President Reagan’s Radio Address to the Nation on the Observance of Easter and Passover

    04/20/2014 11:11:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose ^ | 4/20/14 | Dylan
    President Reagan’s Radio Address to the Nation on the Observance of Easter and Passover on April 2, 1983. Reagan talks about freedom and tyranny. I bet Obama’s on the golf course.
  • Did the Exodus happen?

    04/18/2014 9:01:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Jewish Journal ^ | 04/18/2014 | Dennis Prager
    With Passover here, it is a propitious time to address the central issue of the holiday: the Exodus. Specifically, did the Exodus happen? My friend Rabbi David Wolpe announced some years ago that it didn’t matter whether the Exodus occurred. In his words, writing three years later: “Three years ago on Passover, I explained to my congregation that according to archeologists, there was no reliable evidence that the Exodus took place — and that it almost certainly did not take place the way the Bible recounts it. Finally, I emphasized: It didn’t matter.” “The Torah,” he continued, “is not a...
  • The White House Celebrates Passover By Hosting A Seder

    04/17/2014 9:08:39 PM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    May God smite this Pharaonic imposter with every gay fudgepacking STD plague imaginable, to make the original Plagues of Egypt seem benign by comparison.
  • Violent clashes between IDF and Palestinians break out in Hebron

    04/17/2014 8:12:43 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/17/2014 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    As thousands of Jewish visitors stream in to visit the Cave of the Patriarchs to celebrate Passover holiday, dozens of rioters throw stones at soldiers in West Bank city. For the second day in a row violent clashes broke out between the IDF and Palestinian activists in Hebron by the Policeman’s Checkpoint in the West Bank city. On Thursday the clashes occurred on the sidelines of a Hebron demonstration to mark Prisoner Security forces responded with riot dispersal means, including tear gas. The checkpoint separates the section of the city that is under control of the Palestinian Authority from the...
  • Maundy Thursday

    04/17/2014 11:49:58 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 3 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | unknown | unknown
    HOLY THURSDAY is the most complex and profound of all religious observances, saving only the Easter Vigil. It celebrates both the institution by Christ himself of the Eucharist and of the institution of the sacerdotal priesthood (as distinct from the 'priesthood of all believers') for in this, His last supper with the disciples, a celebration of Passover, He is the self-offered Passover Victim, and every ordained priest to this day presents this same sacrifice, by Christ's authority and command, in exactly the same way. The Last Supper was also Christ's farewell to His assembled disciples, some of whom would betray,...
  • And Now, A Word From Obama's Sponsor: Maxwell House...Haggadah

    04/17/2014 9:01:57 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-17-2014 | MOTUS
    Slow news day, so let’s catch up on details of our annual White House Seder dinner, held Tuesday, the second night of Passover.Woops! Big Guy forgot his beanie!For starters, we had to bring in extra help to cook everything: But this year, a secret culinary detail was called in – not celebrity chefs, but Washington caterer Vered Guttman, who writes the Modern Manna blog for Haaretz.com, and filmmaker Susan Barocas, a food aficionado who helped launch the Jewish Food Experience in 2012. As is our custom, each guest was provided with their own copy of the Maxwell House Haggadah to...
  • Obama: Violence against religious groups has 'no place in our society'

    04/14/2014 7:42:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 14, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama said violence against religious groups has "no place in our society" after an elderly man tied to hate groups allegedly opened fire Sunday and killed three people outside a Kansas City Jewish community center and retirement community. "Nobody should have to worry about their security when gathering with their fellow believers," Obama said at the opening of his remarks at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast. "Nobody should have to fear for their safety when they go to pray." Obama said the tragedy was "all the more painful" because it came as Jews were preparing to celebrate Passover...
  • Five arrested for planning Passover sacrifice on Temple Mount

    04/14/2014 8:04:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Five Jewish Israelis were arrested Monday after allegedly attempting to sacrifice a goat at the Temple Mount in honor of the Passover holiday. The suspects were brought in to a nearby police station for further questioning. The goat was transferred to representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Ynet reported. In the bible,a special ritual sacrifice is commanded on the Passover holiday and the custom was practiced by Jews during the First and Second Temple periods when their central shrine stood on the same site that today houses the al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock . However, most rabbinic authorities...
  • Pesach Shame: Hamas Conquers Temple Mount

    04/14/2014 1:05:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 4/14/2014, 10:11 AM | Gil Ronen and Ari Soffer
    Police have “lost control of the Temple Mount,” Temple activists charged Monday morning, on the eve of Pesach. Dozens of Hamas men have taken over the Mount, waving Hamas flags, and are “not allowing Jews and tourists into the Mount,” said the activists. […] The Temple organizations called for the police commissioner to resign, following his failures on the Temple Mount. …
  • Hysterical Passover Joke!

    04/04/2014 8:55:52 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    Video at link
  • PASSOVER / Tax Day : Total Lunar Eclipse = Blood Moon

    03/30/2014 11:21:05 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 20 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | March 30 , 2014 | Sword and Shield of Hawaii
    something really strange is about to happen …………
  • To Cook or to Roast—That is the Question -- G-d's Passover Menu

    03/30/2014 10:19:30 PM PDT · by Phinneous · 4 replies
    TheYeshiva.net ^ | Apr 2011 | Rabbi Joseph Isaac Jacobson
    Why are we commanded to roast the Passover sacrifice over fire and not cook it in any other way? G-d loves a barbecue?! This class explores the simple, literal explanations and the profound mystical teachings behind this commandment. So, if you have 52 minutes of clean-up and dishes to do, download or stream and enjoy. (IMHO it's the best way to do chores.)
  • Article In Jordanian Daily: Is Obama Aware...Jewish Use Of Christian Blood On This Festival?

    04/09/2013 2:23:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 4/4/13 | Nawaf el Zarou
    ..... "This is not the first time President Obama [has celebrated] the Jewish Passover. He has also done so in the past. In 2009, he invited close friends and some functionaries from his administration to a special dinner at the White House on the occasion of the holiday. White House officials revealed that the dinner had included special dishes from the Jewish kitchen. The Jews call this meal 'Passover Seder'… "Does President Obama know the truth about the connection between 'Passover' and 'Christian blood,' for example?! Or between 'Passover' and the 'Jewish blood dances'?! Or is this a matter of...
  • Activists detained for attempted animal sacrifice

    04/03/2013 7:39:47 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 20 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/27/2013 | JEREMY SHARON
    A lamb and two humans were detained by police in Jerusalem on Monday as they were making their way to the Temple Mount. The humans, hard-right political and religious activists Noam Federman and Arye Sunnenberg, intended to go to the Temple Mount and carry out the Jewish ritual of the Passover Sacrifice, involving the slaughter of a lamb. The sacrifice is an important commandment within Jewish law, which some religious authorities argues does not require the existence of a Temple for its performance. It must, however, be conducted on the Temple Mount. Federman and Sunnenberg are both associated with several...
  • Muslims Stone Jews at Temple Mount on Passover

    04/01/2013 6:25:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 1, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    A crowd of at least 30 Muslims hurled rocks at Jews touring the Temple Mount on the Passover holiday. Israel National News reported, via Religion of Peace: Once again, extremist Muslims tried but failed to prevent Jews from accessing the holiest site in the Jewish faith, with the threat of attacks. Dozens of Arab teens hurled rocks Sunday morning at groups of Jews who were touring the Temple Mount. The site was open on the eve of the final day of the Passover holiday in the morning from 7:30 a.m to 11:00 a.m and scheduled to reopen from 1:00 p.m....
  • Happy Easter, Which is Not Named After Istar, OK?

    03/30/2013 9:35:24 PM PDT · by donmeaker · 29 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Megan McCardle
    My unfavorite new Facebook meme is this bit of sillyness which has apparently been spotted everywhere from the feeds of my college friends to (allegedly) that of Richard Dawkins' Foundation for Reason and Science:
  • Obama: Jesus Made A Sacifice For Each Of Us

    04/01/2013 7:59:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    KVML-AM ^ | April 1, 2013 | Mark Truppner
    President Obama was Monday's KVML "Newsmaker of the Day". Here are his words: "Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this is a special and sacred time of year. This week, Jewish families gathered around the Seder table, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt and the triumph of faith over oppression. And this weekend, Michelle, Malia, Sasha and I will join Christians around the world to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the hopeful promise of Easter. In the midst of all of our busy and noisy lives, these holy days afford us the precious opportunity to slow down and spend...
  • Passover on the battlefields of the US Civil War

    03/27/2013 8:26:27 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post via RealClearHistory.com ^ | 03/24/2013 | MICHAEL FREUND
    --snip-- Like their fellow Americans, the Jews of the United States quickly found themselves caught up in the war between the North and the South, and it had a profound influence on them. As historian Eli N. Evans has written, “For Jews in America, the Civil War was a watershed that involved Jewish soldiers from all over the nation.”
  • Obama Plays Pharaoh At White House Seder As He Did in Benghazi

    03/26/2013 10:57:11 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-26-2013 | MOTUS
    Last night, the Wons continued their historic tradition of celebrating Passover with a modern, stylized, non-traditional Seder in the Big White. Big Guy, sans beanie, and Lady M joined a select group of powerful and rich friends in Big White’s “Old Family Dining Room” for the historic event. “Hey, Michelle: watch where you’re pointing that.” Who was there? Well, most of them are secret, butt I can tell you that ValJar, Axe-Man and Mrs. Axe-Man were there, along with Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications who invented the famous euphemism, “kinetic military action,” or KMA, to described...
  • Festival of Denial?

    03/26/2013 8:59:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2013 | Mona Charen
    This week, together with about 13 million Jews worldwide (yes, that's all there are), our family will celebrate the Feast of Passover -- perhaps the oldest continuously celebrated religious holiday in the world. Passover is primarily a holiday of the home, not the synagogue. The preparations take days. We sit down to a table adorned with familiar objects: a silver cup for the Prophet Elijah, candle sticks, a lamb shank representing the sacrifice in Temple days, bitter herbs, matzah, parsley, eggs and salt water. We do the traditional "seder" -- its choreographed rituals burnished by centuries of practice. Everything...