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Topic - Passover
In the narrative of the Exodus, the Bible tells that God inflicted ten plagues upon the Egyptians before Pharaoh would release his Hebrew slaves, with the tenth plague being the killing of every firstborn male, from the Pharaoh's son to the firstborn of the dungeon captive, to the firstborn of cattle. The Hebrews were instructed to mark the doorposts of their homes with the blood of a spring lamb and, upon seeing this, the spirit of the Lord passed over these homes, hence the term "passover". When Pharaoh freed the Hebrews, it is said that they left in such a hurry that they could not wait for bread to rise. In commemoration, for the duration of Passover no leavened bread is eaten, for which reason it is called "The Festival of the Unleavened Bread". Matzo(flat unleavened bread) is the primary symbol of the holiday. - Source: Wikipedia
When Rabbi Marc Soloway is troubled, he goes to the goats. It's a short walk to the Jewish goat-milking co-op in his semirural neighborhood, and when he cradles a kid in his arms, his face radiates joy. "It really lifts my spirits after a hard day when there's a lot of emotional trauma going on," he said. "The energy of the animals is so calming to be around."
The prime minister of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday praised a shooting that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and son as they drove through the West Bank the previous evening en route to a Seder, the traditional Passover meal that starts the weeklong Jewish holiday.
Political and religious leaders expressed sympathy after three people were fatally shot Sunday at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City. Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, of Aurora, Mo., a known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader, is jailed on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder.
As Passover kicks off this year, some theories have popped up about its connection with the lunar eclipse.
Ahead of the Jewish observance of Passover, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has written to Philadelphia’s Jewish community to extend "the prayerful best wishes" of the Catholics of his archdiocese.
A shortage of whitefish in the Great Lakes region resulting partly from the winter deep freeze is coming at an inconvenient time for Jewish families: the Passover holiday, when demand is high because it's a key ingredient in a traditional recipe.
The "18-minute rule" for making matzah might have its roots in the Old Testament, but it's also the cutoff point for the attention spans of young bakers.
When Amy Kritzer was growing up in Connecticut, her mother made lasagna from matzo each Passover.
A Palestinian militant leader said Friday that his group is adhering to a cease-fire that stopped a barrage of rockets and air strikes between Israel and the Gaza Strip last month.
With spring in the air, all but the truly soul-dead feel the pull of not only natural but spiritual renewal. The surge of new life after winter's dormancy is so magnificent that it can shake us to our core. Capricious breezes, the greening of the landscape and the cherry, redbud and dogwood blossoms peppering the woods like wedding lace bespeak - for the believer - a marvelous Maker. So, too, do more sobering events, such as powerful, deadly storms. All in all, it's conducive to probing what C.S. Lewis called "the deeper magic" of creation, life, death and resurrection.
Israelis cleaned their houses, cars and offices Monday and cooked furiously in preparation for the weeklong holiday of Passover, which marks the biblical story of the Israelites' exodus from Egypt.
The Seder, a celebration held during the first two nights of Passover, is a meal built around symbolic foods used to tell the story of the exodus of the Jews from enslavement under the ancient Pharaohs in Egypt.
In the April 1 Food section, there was an article on a Passover tart by Michele Kayal that included an error critical for this religious occasion.