Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775

With Passover fresh in President Barack Obama's mind this week, he would do well to remember that 3,500 years after our liberation from Egypt, the Jewish people aren't about to willingly retreat back to the wilderness. This is a season that inspires our historical memory, reminding us of the persistence needed -- and the obstacles overcome -- before our ancestors...
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By:
Roger Horowitz
Passover brings Jews together -- across generations, denominations and distances -- as we travel to see parents, children, aunts, uncles and friends at our annual seders. Three-quarters of the Philadelphia-area's Jewish households will participate in a seder next week, according to a 2009 study sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Much of this holiday is about food --...
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For most of my life, when Pesach arrived, I would try, as the Hagaddah instructs, to think of myself as someone who had personally gone out of Egypt -- and fail. My problem wasn't that I was a comfortable, middle-class American Jew rather than the beaten, starving, abject heir of 400 years of enslavement. No, the problem was that I...
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Plain and Simple, Fayyad Never Condemns Terror Leslie Susser of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency wrote a paean to Palestinian "state-builder" Salam Fayyad, in which the reporter refers briefly to -- and makes no comment about -- the fact that Fayyad paid a condolence call on the families of Palestinian terrorists who were killed after murdering an Israeli (Cover story: "Man...
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There's good reason why Passover is the most widely celebrated holiday among Jews. Once we get beyond the obsessive cleaning, cooking and prepping, it's a joyous time for families and friends to come together to mark a momentous chapter in Jewish history. What's not to love? The seder is rich with symbolism, full of drama and inevitably involves a great...
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