Passover

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Passover, Me and Bobby McGee

The year was 1968: the Vietnam War was raging, psychedelic music and drugs were “in,” Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated a week before President Johnson signed the  Civil Rights Act and the Beatles released the White Album to mixed reviews. I was about to enter 9th grade and amidst the free love and political…

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Echos of Exodus in St. Petersburg

Story and photos by Becky Schulman Over the centuries, our people have experienced many types of exodus in addition to the one described in the Torah and celebrated on Passover. On each of our three days in St. Petersburg, Russia, in June 2015, my husband and I were reminded of these journeys that led Jews…

Passover in Israel

By Teddy Weinberger The Passover season in Israel goes into full force right after Purim, that is, one month before the holiday. Israeli employers are encouraged to purchase various gifts for their employees, and consumers are encouraged to buy anything and everything in honor of the holiday. While it usually makes more economic sense to…

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Passover Means Spring Cleaning

By Rich Geller Passover is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for spring cleaning! If your New Year’s resolution to finally get organized never quite panned out, Pesach presents the perfect opportunity to make good on that promise. The Torah instructs us to rid our homes of hametz or leavened foods in…

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