Thursday, April 24, 2014 Nisan 24, 5774
By:
Jake Asher, Jewish Exponent Feature
I have always thought of Passover as a unique and special holiday because we are commanded not just to read the story of our ancestors' plight, but also to symbolically re-enact the story as if we had been there ourselves. This year, however, the Passover story took on a more literal significance as eight other Jews and I held our...
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By:
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
The Exodus narrative -- so central to our Passover seder -- also informs our social consciousness as a people. The Bible teaches in very strong words, v'ahavtem et ha'ger, you must love the stranger, the other, the individual who is the underdog in whatever society you happen to find yourself, ki gerim hayitem b'eretz Mitzrayim, because you were the other,...
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Lynn B. Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
Sister Mary Scullion told a capacity crowd of 139 participants at the 7th annual Women's Seder sponsored by JEVS Human Services that the Passover story is universal and relevant to contemporary audiences. Scullion, co-founder of Project H.O.M.E., a non-profit organization that serves chronically homeless men and women in Philadelphia, emphasized that the exodus is ongoing for thousands of men and...
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In preparation for Passover, Chabad of Yardley hosted a matzah-baking factory on March 25 at McCaffrey's Market. Young participants went through the entire process, from grinding the flour to tasting the results.
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Beads of sweat pooled on Joshua Nelson's face as he implored the sold-out crowd gathered for an arts-themed Passover seder to make "some freedom noise." "If you really want peace, let me hear you say 'Yeah!' " roared Nelson, the black Jewish "Prince of Kosher Gospel." "Yeah!" responded more than 200 voices, several people springing up to form a slow-moving...
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