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  • 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...
  • This Passover, Free Us From A Failed Jewish Leadership

    03/26/2013 8:53:00 AM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 23, 2011 | Stella Paul
    This week is Passover, the season of deliverance, and I'm praying for deliverance from America's failed Jewish leadership. As Jews confront the most dangerous era since World War II, whom are we stuck with for leaders? A clueless bunch of mini-Pharaohs, strutting around proclaiming their moral superiority, blissfully unaware the Jewish people's mortal enemies are pulling down their pants and laughing at them. Cataloguing their collective acts of evasion, cowardice, appeasement, and surrender is not for the faint of heart, but, luckily, I'm fortified by matzo balls and ready to rock. At the Passover Seder, Jews recite Dayenu, a prayer...
  • Sarah Palin wishes a Happy Passover!

    03/25/2013 4:18:30 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 9 replies
    Sarah's Facebook ^ | 3-25-13 | Sarah Palin
    Todd and I and our family send our best wishes this evening as Jewish people around the world celebrate Passover, commemorating their deliverance from bondage and their Exodus to the Land of Israel. This timeless and beautiful story reminds us of the universal human aspiration for freedom and that the Almighty hears the cries of a suffering people and fulfills His promises. Chag kasher V'Sameach. Happy Passover. And next year in Jerusalem. And yesterday, Palm Sunday, was the beginning of the holiest of weeks for Christians. During this time, we honor the sacrifice of Jesus, reflect on amazing grace, and...
  • From Slavery to Freedom

    03/25/2013 6:13:36 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 24 Mar 2013 | 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 until the age ends. What is this freedom that we gained with...
  • Seder re-enactments on YouTube

    03/24/2013 12:06:50 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 17 replies
    YouTube | 3/24/'13 | Zionist Conspirator
    YouTube can certainly be an embarrassment of riches. Just last night I found these two re-enactments of the Seder shel Pesach: one Sefaradi, and one Temani (Yemenite). For the Sefaradi seder, click here. For the Temani seder, click here. Please note that these are re-enactments, as direct operation of electrical equipment is forbidden on yom tov. I'm sure there's much more available for viewing, but this should hold all interested FReepers for now. Wishing all a Pesach kasher vesameach!
  • Jewish Passover to Understand American Dependency, Gun Control and Senator Rand Paul’s Filibuster

    03/18/2013 3:41:54 AM PDT · by ZachJones · 2 replies
    InternationalTO ^ | March 17, 2013 | Zach Jones
    Looking to the Jewish Passover to Understand American Dependency, Gun Control and Senator Rand Paul’s Filibuster From time to time events - current, past, and those of daily life will converge to shine light on something oft neglected but in frequent need of attention - FEAR. Sen. Rand Paul’s recent filibuster enthralling millions was such an event. It was David versus Goliath and Mr. Smith goes to Washington all rolled up, reminding us that uncontrolled government is a danger to our freedom. Sen. Ryan gently stirred our fears of being bullied and feeling helpless to do anything about it. However,...
  • Four 'blood-red' total lunareclipses will fall on Passoverand Sukkot in 2014 and 2015

    03/03/2013 10:45:06 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 17 replies
    Four 'blood-red' total lunar eclipses will fall on Passover and Sukkot in 2014 and 2015, the same back-to-back occurrences at the time of 1492, 1948 and 1967 by Bill Koenig Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries in Puyallup, Washington click here has been sharing with us some remarkable discoveries on the blood-red moon and Jewish feast connections in the past three months. He now has some new discoveries. I have known Mark for four years and have spoken at his church twice in the Tacoma, Washington, area. He has been an avid student and teacher of the Jewish Feasts...
  • The Mysterious Timeline of Barrack Obama Visit to Israel

    02/23/2013 1:18:35 AM PST · by Errant · 93 replies
    23 February, 2013 | Me
    According to Ynetnews.com, Jerusalem and Washington have set the itinerary for President Barack Obama visit to Israel as follows: Obama is scheduled to land in Ben Gurion International Airport around noon on Wednesday, March 20. He will be welcomed by a State reception which will include speeches by President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and by the American president himself. Obama will then fly to Jerusalem directly to Peres' residence where he'll again be ceremoniously received. He will continue with Peres and Netanyahu to Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, where he will lay a wreath in the Hall of Remembrance....
  • From Slavery to Freedom

    04/15/2012 5:05:59 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 3 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 14 Apr 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    As another Passover comes to an end and the cycle of the year continues its brief spin, the echoes of "Once we were slaves and now we are free" and "Next year in Jerusalem" 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 until the age...
  • Of Israel, Passover, Palestine, Apartheid and PR

    04/13/2012 9:55:19 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | April 12, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    Of Israel, Passover, Palestine, Apartheid and PRBy Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel --- April 12, 2012 .... It is often said that we sometimes can't see the forest for the trees. So it goes for Israel's PR efforts. Israel suffers everyday. We suffer from a lack of global understanding of the true facts. And this suffering transcends into threats to our very physical survival. The war of words is overlooked by Israel and the Jewish community for the war of bullets. Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Hamas and Islamic Jihad backed Palestine (there is no entity as Palestine -...
  • This Passover, Free Us From A Failed Jewish Leadership

    04/10/2012 6:11:56 AM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 23, 2011 | Stella Paul
    This week is Passover, the season of deliverance, and I'm praying for deliverance from America's failed Jewish leadership. As Jews confront the most dangerous era since World War II, whom are we stuck with for leaders? A clueless bunch of mini-Pharaohs, strutting around proclaiming their moral superiority, blissfully unaware the Jewish people's mortal enemies are pulling down their pants and laughing at them. Cataloguing their collective acts of evasion, cowardice, appeasement, and surrender is not for the faint of heart, but, luckily, I'm fortified by matzo balls and ready to rock. At the Passover Seder, Jews recite Dayenu, a prayer...
  • Attitude of Servitude

    04/09/2012 6:03:44 AM PDT · by Former Fetus
    Holy Land Moments ^ | 4/9/2012 | Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
    “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Go to Pharaoh and say to him, “This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me”’.” — Exodus 9:1 “Let my people go” is probably the most famous line in the entire exodus story. God, via Moses, commands Pharaoh to let the people of Israel leave Egypt. However “let my people go” is only half of the line, and it represents only half of the story. The rest of the verse reads “so that they may worship me.” God wants the Israelites...
  • From Israel, New York, LA to London, Paris, Rome Jews Celebrate Passover on Facebook

    04/06/2012 1:06:03 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 1 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | April 6, 2012 | Herb Brandon
    From Israel, New York, LA to London, Paris, Rome Jews Celebrate Passover on FacebookBy Herb Brandon Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- April 6, 2012 .... One just might call it the largest Passover Seder table in the world. From Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to New York and London, thousands of Jewish Internet surfers are uploading Passover stories, photos, recipes and videos on Facebook. "Passover is all about family and Facebook is helping to bring families and friends together on this special Jewish holiday," says Internet and social media pioneer Joel Leyden. "What we are witnessing now is the upside of...
  • Israel on the Eve of Passover

    04/04/2012 8:41:36 AM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Crosswalks ^ | April 2, 2012 | Ryan Jones
    Israel on the Eve of Passover Ryan Jones Passover is the most anticipated of all Jewish holidays, and also one of the busiest times of year in Israel. The first and the last days of Passover are religious and legal holidays, so all preparation work must be done during the days prior to those two Sabbaths. But all that work is worth it, as Passover is not only a joyous time of festivity, but a solemn remembrance of the most defining moments in the history of the people of Israel. Passover is first and foremost a commemoration of the Exodus...
  • Passover Video

    04/03/2012 6:18:06 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/23/2012 | Chief Rabbi of SA
    This is one video you want to watch sometime BEFORE Friday (Passover). It tells, with beautiful music, in just over 6 min, the story of the Jewish people, from their deliverance from Egypt to today's threat from Iran! Video at this link
  • IDF to Remain on Full Alert Over Passover

    03/28/2012 5:11:39 PM PDT · by Mossad1967 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva 7 ^ | 3/29/2012 | Gabe Kahn
    The IDF on Tuesday broke with Israeli tradition and ordered all units to cancel the long-customary Passover leaves and remain on full alert over the holiday. Over the years, an army-wide break during Passover became a tradition followed by all major military units, including the Air Force, Navy and intelligence corps. But this year soldiers will have to divide their vacation days among themselves in order to ensure that their units remain at full strength. Senior military officials insisted the decision did not stem from any planned military operations set to occur on - or immediately after - the holiday....
  • Obama's Ultimate Insult to the Jews on Pesach

    04/18/2011 3:55:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 4/18/11 | Pamela Geller
    In Obama's dissolute Passover message, the infiltrator praises the rise of Islamic annihilationists in Middle East.You can't make this stuff up. He can't help himself that is how sick his soul is. The idea that Obama would equate the rise of the Jew hating Muslim Brotherhood across Egypt, Bahrain, and the whole of the Middle East and North Africa with the Jews four hundred struggle for freedom from slavery and relentless persecution can only be described as wicked, vicious. Obama, the Interpreter of the Message of Passover Israel National News Passover recalls the bondage and suffering of Jews in Egypt...
  • In Passover Message Obama Reflects on Muslim Spring in Middle East

    04/18/2011 12:10:18 PM PDT · by DManA · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 18, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    Passover is a Jewish holiday that recalls the bondage of the Jewish people in Egypt and the miracle of the Exodus. To celebrate the occasion this year Barack Obama released a statement praising the Muslim Spring in the Middle East. Passover recalls the bondage and suffering of Jews in Egypt and the miracle of the Exodus, but U.S. President Barack Obama says its message is reflected in Muslim uprisings. In his annual message, prior to his third straight participation in the Passover Seder, President Obama stated, “The story of Passover…instructs each generation to remember its past, while appreciating the beauty...
  • Obama calls Bibi on Passover

    04/18/2011 12:13:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 04/18/11 | MJ LEE
    President Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to wish him a good start to Passover, White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters. Telling Bibi that he would host a seder at the White House, Obama “expressed hope that the Israeli people would be able to celebrate in peace,” Carney said. Obama also congratulated Netanyahu on an “impressive” technological achievement —the Iron Dome defense system, for which Obama recently approved $205 million in funding, Carney said.
  • PA official honors Hamas suicide-bomb mastermind in celebration of 2002 Passover massacre

    04/08/2011 5:51:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    IMRA ^ | 4-8-11
    PA official honors Hamas suicide-bomb mastermind Abbas Al-Sayed in celebration of anniversary of 2002 Passover massacre that murdered 30 A Palestinian 'gift' for Passover - Official Palestinian promotion of terrorism 8 Apr 2011 MFA website http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Terrorism-+Obstacle+to+Peace/Palestinian_incitement/Palestinian_gift_for_Passover_8-Apr-2011.htm The Palestinian Authority has just honored the terrorist mastermind responsible for the 'Passover Massacre' which claimed the lives of 30 innocent Israeli citizens attending the traditional Passover meal at Netanya's Park Hotel on March 27, 2002. Emergency workers were greeted with the sight of 22 people already dead in the Passover bombing. (Photo: Reuters) The Palestinian Authority has just honored the terrorist mastermind responsible...
  • Obama continues Easter outreach

    04/19/2011 8:21:35 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 4/19/11 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    President Barack Obama Tuesday morning continues a Holy Week tradition that has helped him develop relationships with some of America’s most high-profile Christian leaders — an Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House. More than 100 Christian leaders of different denominations and political persuasions are expected, according to a White House official. But the gathering, the first of which took place last Easter, also allows a president whose faith is at times questioned the opportunity to worship with an array of bold-faced names in the Christian community.
  • Passover Hagaddah conclusion "Next Year in Jerusalem" deemed "unhelpful" by Obama [SATIRE]

    03/24/2010 5:53:53 PM PDT · by hecht · 19 replies · 2,522+ views
    The Associated Press | March 23, 2010 | Shana Habbab (AP White House Correspondent)
    Passover Hagaddah conclusion “Next Year in Jerusalem” deemed “unhelpful” by Obama administration March 23, 2010 By The Associated Press Shana Habbab (AP White House Correspondent) (AP) — An unidentified Israeli official has confirmed that private discussions between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu included a strong request from the President that the upcoming Passover holiday not include the familiar refrain of “next year in Jerusalem”, citing the passage as being provocative and unhelpful for future peace talks.The Administration suggested replacing it with “next year in peace” or “next year in Israel”, but leaving the final wording up to...
  • In Jewish Passover Message Obama Praises Muslim Uprising In The Middle East

    04/19/2011 4:41:56 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 31 replies
    Red White and Blue News ^ | 4/19/2011 | Staff
    RWNB: How are those “uprisings” in Egypt and Libya working out these days? Hillary doesn’t seem to like the direction Egypt is heading and no one likes the Libya situation and yet Obama praises the Muslim uprising as he is commenting on the Jewish Passover. BERLIN – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is warning that rising intolerance toward women and religious minorities threatens to hijack democratic transitions around the Arab world and spread violent extremism. Clinton told an award ceremony in the German capital on Friday that she was disturbed by recent developments in post-revolt Egypt in which...
  • The Passover: It just isn’t for Jewish people anymore

    04/22/2011 6:57:34 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 3 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 4/22/11 | Alaphiah
    The strange Orwellian concept of this president celebrating Passover is a contradictory as WAR IS PEACE or ISLAM IS JUDAISM. According to the president Passover or Pesah is a universal commemoration of freedom. Like Winter break and Spring break for public schools maybe we should look for a less offensive, politically correct nondescript name for the holy days. (see story) Something like, “’Hey, can’t we just all get along’ days”
  • Obama, the Interpreter of the Message of Passover

    04/21/2011 7:22:46 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 9 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 4/18/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Passover recalls the bondage and suffering of Jews in Egypt and the miracle of the Exodus, the unique redemption whose goal was a G-d given way of life to be led in the Holy Land, but U.S. President Barack Obama says its message is reflected in MUSLEN uprisings. In his annual message, prior to his third straight participation in the Passover Seder, President Obama stated, “The story of Passover…instructs each generation to remember its past, while appreciating the beauty of freedom and the responsibility it entails. This year that ancient instruction is reflected in the daily headlines as we see...
  • Matza: A modern history of unleavened bread

    04/19/2011 5:27:24 PM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4-19-11 | DAVID GEFFEN
    Jewish soldiers in US Civil War were unable to find any ingredients for 'haroset,' so they chose a compelling replica: "We got a brick." Today they are as accessible as the local grocery. You can find them traditional, whole-wheat and local, dipped in chocolate and made with honey, large and small, square and circular, handmade, machine-made and in giant economy packs. Matza has traveled a long way from the unleavened dough that baked on the backs of our forefathers as they left Egypt, its history reflecting that of the people for whom it’s an essential food one week in every...
  • President Obama and Sarah Palin send their Passover wishes

    04/18/2011 6:59:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    OFW News on the Web ^ | April 19, 2011
    On Monday, US President Barack Obama has contacted Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to greet him a happy Passover. Then on Saturday, Obama carried out a message to all Jews as an effort to send warm wishes "to all those celebrating the sacred festival of Passover." "The story of Passover — which recalls the passage of the children of Israel from bondage and repression to freedom and liberty — inspires hope that those oppressed and enslaved can become free," Obama said in a statement. "This year, that ancient instruction is reflected in the daily headlines as we see modem stories...
  • Obama, the Interpreter of the Message of Passover

    04/18/2011 3:59:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    INN ^ | 4/18/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Passover recalls the bondage and suffering of Jews in Egypt and the miracle of the Exodus, but U.S. President Barack Obama says its message is reflected in Muslim uprisings. In his annual message, prior to his third straight participation in the Passover Seder, President Obama stated, “The story of Passover…instructs each generation to remember its past, while appreciating the beauty of freedom and the responsibility it entails. This year that ancient instruction is reflected in the daily headlines as we see modern stories of social transformation and liberation unfolding in the Middle East and North Africa.”
  • Last Supper celebrated a day late, physicist claims in book

    04/18/2011 3:33:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Cath News ^ | April 17, 2011
    Pascal Adolphe Dagnan-Bouveret's The Last Supper Wikipedia---The Last Supper is commemorated a day late, a Cambridge University physicist claims in his new book, according to reports in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Belfast Telegraph. Professor Sir Colin Humphreys argues that the last supper Jesus Christ shared with his disciples occurred on Wednesday, April 1, AD33, rather than on a Thursday as traditionally celebrated in most Christian churches.The theory would explain the apparent inconsistencies between the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke - which say the Last Supper was a Passover meal - and that of John, which says Jesus...