Passover

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Easter and Passover Events Rule the Weekend

Celebrating Easter or Passover this weekend? There are LOTS of events. The Passion Play at Shepherd of the Hills Church This is not your typical local church production put on by the Sunday School class. […]

04/18/2014

An Israeli soldier stands guard near the scene of a shooting near  the Tarqumiya checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Hebron, Monday, April 14, 2014. Police say assailants opened fire on an Israeli vehicle in the West Bank, killing one person and wounding two. (AP Photo/Gil Yohanan)

Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

JERUSALEM (AP) — 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 […]

04/15/2014

Kevin Dean, co-owner of Superior Fish Company, puts Whitefish out for sale in Royal Oak, Mich., Monday, April 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Whitefish shortage causing Passover meal problems

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — 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 […]

04/14/2014

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish youth burns leavened items in final preparation for the Passover holiday in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, April 14, 2014. Jews are forbidden to eat leavened foodstuffs during the Passover holiday that celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israeli families gather for ritual Passover meal

JERUSALEM (AP) — Families across Israel gathered after sundown Monday for ritual meals signaling the start of Passover, with holiday observances overshadowed by a fatal shooting in the West Bank. The weeklong holiday commemorates the […]

04/14/2014

Passover Haggadah and kiddush cup (AP Photo)

Passover begins at sundown

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Passover, the commemoration of the Biblical deliverance of the ancient Hebrews from slavery in Egypt, begins at sundown today. Jews will gather for a ritual meal called a Seder, which means […]

04/14/2014

Traditional Passover seder plate (AP Photo)

Obama holds Passover Seder at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama was marking Monday night’s start of Passover with a private Seder at the White House. Obama started the tradition as a presidential candidate in 2008 when he joined Jewish staffers celebrating on the campaign trail.

03/25/2013

Passover Haggadah and kiddush cup (AP Photo)

Israelis get kosher cigarettes for Passover

JERUSALEM (AP) — Observant Jews in Israel craving a smoke during the week-long Passover holiday that starts at sundown Monday can now enjoy a rabbi-approved puff.

03/25/2013

Passover Haggadah and kiddush cup (AP Photo)

Passover begins at sundown

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Passover, which celebrates what the Old Testament describes as God’s deliverance of the Israelites from bondage, begins at sundown today. Jews of all traditions will gather for a ritual meal called a Seder, which means order.

03/25/2013