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Chol Hamoed
Chol Hamoed

Most holidays in western society last for a single day, which is often extended into the weekend. And while most people are aware that Chanukah is celebrated for 8 days, many people are surprised to learn that both  Passover and Sukkot are also we…

Time of Freedom?
Time of Freedom?

The sages refer to the holiday of Passover as zman chay’roo’tay’noo, the time of our freedom. This may seem obvious, since Passover celebrates the redemption of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. But did you know that on several occasions t…

Chag Ha’Matzot
Chag Ha’Matzot

The name of the holiday “Passover,” is an allusion to God’s passing over the Israelite households during the plague of the firstborn, a critical element in the events of the Exodus.

You Are Royalty
You Are Royalty

Passover is known as the festival of freedom. And who is more free than royalty? At the Seder, all Jews are supposed to consider themselves royalty.

Can You Count To 49?
Can You Count To 49?

There is a commandment (Leviticus 23:15) to count the 49 days that immediately follow the first night of Passover and, on the 50th night, to celebrate the holiday of Shavuot.

Fast of the Firstborns
Fast of the Firstborns

There has always been a lot of pressure on firstborn children, as they were often expected to care for the family property or business in order to ensure stability within the community.

Setting the Seder Table
Setting the Seder Table

Before beginning the Seder, it is important to make certain that everything necessary is available.

The Great Shabbat
The Great Shabbat

The Shabbat immediately preceding Passover is known as Shabbat HaGadol, the Great Shabbat.

Paschal Lamb – A Unique Commandment
Paschal Lamb – A Unique Commandment

While most Jews have attended a Passover seder, no Jew in the last 1,900 plus years has tasted a Paschal lamb (“Korban Pesach“), the animal offering associated with Passover that shares the holiday’s name.

MatzoBall Is Creating New Ways For Jewish Singles To Connect
MatzoBall Is Creating New Ways For Jewish Singles To Connect

The founder of MatzoBall, a popular Jewish singles event held in several cities across the country each year on Christmas Eve, is adding a new event to his ever-expanding list of Jewish singles mixers – and he says this new event will be right up your alley!

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