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Holidays

  • How I almost ruined my first Passover seder

    By jwadmin on April 17, 2019
    By BRIAN D. JOHNSON MADISON, Wisconsin (JTA) – Somewhere, there’s a photograph: My future father-in-law is sitting at the head of the table. My future mother-in-law is sitting to his left and I’m sitting on his right, wearing a suit, tie and kippah. My stunningly beautiful fiancée is next to me, and the rest of the table consists of three […]
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  • Rabbi Apple’s Passover musings

    By jwadmin on April 17, 2019
    By Rabbi RAYMOND APPLE Was matzah something new? Matzah existed before the exodus. Since the Egyptians are said to have pioneered the leavening process in baking bread, unleavened bread must previously have been the norm. Even when leavened bread became available, it was probably limited to the aristocracy and the wealthy. It was too expensive for the ordinary person, who […]
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  • My Passover scavenger hunt is almost over! Did I get enough eggs?

    By jwadmin on April 17, 2019
    By LINDA PRESSMAN (Kveller via JTA) – When I see the giant gefilte fish and matzah display at Costco in late February, it sends me into a panic. I think, is it time for gefilte fish already? I think that finding the holiday foods, including that gigantic jar of gefilte fish, is not easy and maybe I should stockpile now. […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: Passover Guide for the Perplexed, 2019

    By jwadmin on April 13, 2019
    (Roots of the USA) Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Based on ancient Jewish Sages, April12, 2019, https://bit.ly/2Ignz6s More on Passover and other Jewish holidays: http://bit.ly/137Er6J The Early Pilgrims and Founding Fathers of the USA were inspired by Passover’s message of optimism while facing severe challenges and threats. Moses and the US leaders catapulted their peoples from […]
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  • Panel of Jewish War Veterans to review their Passover experiences in the military

    By jwadmin on April 10, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–“Seders In Service: Jewish War Veterans Recall their Passover Memories” will be the theme of the Sunday, April 14, Congregation Gates of Heaven Brotherhood Breakfast-and-A-Speaker Program. It will feature a panel of five veterans led by Paul Zonderman, Vietnam veteran and commander of the Jewish War Veterans Post 106 in Schenectady. Zonderman will be joined by veterans from across the […]
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  • SJCC to host ‘Seder Stories and Passover Memories Event’ on April 16

    By jwadmin on April 10, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–The Schenectady Jewish Community Center will host its inaugural “Seder Stories and Passover Memories” program on Tuesday, April 16, at the Center, 2565 Balltown Rd. The free event begins at 7:30 pm. and will give members of the community an opportunity to share their Pesach traditions and memories with one another, according to Judy Ben-Ami, the SJCC’s Jewish cultural and […]
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  • Clifton Park Chabad lists several April programs; Community seder in Saratoga

    By jwadmin on April 3, 2019
    CLIFTON PARK–The Clifton Park Chabad has announced a variety of April programing. The monthly Tot Shabbat has been set for Friday, April 5, at 6:15 p.m. Passover will be featured at the “4D Kids Passover Experience” on Sunday, April 14, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Clifton Park Senior Center, 6 Clifton Common Blvd., Clifton Park. Simulated time travel, interactive 3D […]
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  • Tikkun olam will be the theme of Mitzvah Day on April 7

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2019
    ALBANY–In the spirit of tikkun olam, five congregations will join to fulfill a variety of mitzvahs on Sunday, April 7, Mitzvah Day. The five Albany congregations involved are Congregations Beth Emeth, Beth Abraham-Jacob, B’nai Sholom, Temple Israel and Ohav Shalom. Check-in and lunch, prepared by Congregation Ohav Shalom, will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd. Individuals […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: Purim Guide for the Perplexed 2019

    By jwadmin on March 19, 2019
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Based on ancient Jewish sages, https://bit.ly/2Fe7SbM More on Purim and other Jewish holidays: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/499393 Purim and deliverance.  Purim is one of the Jewish national liberation holidays, such as Passover and Chanukah, which commemorate the transformation of the Jewish people from slavery and subordination to liberty and independence. It is celebrated, annually, […]
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