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  • [At] Tufts University, [a] Surprise BDS Resolution Brought for Vote Days Before Passover

    04/09/2017 4:35:06 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 4/9 | Rachel Frommer
    Jewish student leaders at Tufts University “are working intensely” to combat a surprise boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) resolution initiated by an anti-Israel group for a vote days before Passover, the campus chaplain told The Algemeiner on Friday. “Yesterday, without any forewarning, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) put forward this resolution, to be voted on by the [Tufts Community Union (TCU)] student senate this Sunday night,” said the campus Hillel’s executive director, Rabbi Jeffrey Summit, who also serves as a research professor in the department of music and the Judaic studies program. “The Hillel Jewish community is deeply disturbed...
  • When is Easter Sunday? (historical perspective)

    04/03/2017 2:58:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    Aletelia ^ | April 3, 2017 | Philip Kosloski |
    And why is Orthodox Easter on a different date than Catholic Easter? Easter Sunday, the greatest liturgical feast of the year, has been celebrated on various days throughout the Church’s 2,000 year history and the scheduling has provided more than its share of controversy.From the very beginning of the Church the feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord was celebrated in relation with the Jewish feast of Passover. Since the events of Christ’s Passion and resurrection occurred in that context, Christians have always felt that they should celebrate his resurrection in the same way, rather than a fixed date...
  • 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):