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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
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Zoo Matza

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Posted on: April 18th, 2014

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Chimpanzees and Orangutans eat Matza, unleavened bread traditionally eaten during the Passover holiday, at the Ramat Gan Safari on Thursday, April 17, 2014. I hope they can digest it. On Passover no leavened bread (Chametz) is allowed in Jewish possession, and that includes food we feed our animals.

Birkat Cohanim 2014

Birkat Cohanim 5774

Posted on: April 17th, 2014

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The Kotel Plaza, the stairs, the Kotel entrance, the roads, everything was packed for Birkat Cohanim – the Priestly Blessing of the People – now imagine if this had been held on top of Har HaBayit, the Temple Mount!

Pesach in Hebron at Maarat HaMachpela

Pesach in Hebron

Posted on: April 17th, 2014

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Hebron is proving to be a popular family tourist site during the Passover Holiday.

Selling Chametz

Selling Chametz

Posted on: April 14th, 2014

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Israel’s Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau and Israel’s Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef and Deputy Finance Minister Mickey Levy sell the Chametz (food containing leavening) of the State of Israel to an Israeli-Arab Israeli, Mr. Jaber, before the upcoming Passover holiday.  

Evacuation Notice

Evacuation Notice

Posted on: April 13th, 2014

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Two people were arrested last week, one of them a minor, for posting the following sign near the entrance to the Temple Mount. The police are considering charging them with a “nationalistic crime.” You are hereby requested to evacuate the Temple Mount compound by April 13, 2013- the 13 of Nissan, by 7 PM due […]



Posted on: April 11th, 2014

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The men are dipping their plates, pots and other eating utensils in boiling water to kasher them for Passover.

Actors Beit Shaan

History Repeats Itself

Posted on: April 10th, 2014

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Israeli actors perform in an ancient Roman Theater, in the ancient site of Bet Shean on March 26, 2014.

Kimcha D'Pischa

Kimcha D’Pischa

Posted on: April 9th, 2014

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Before Pesach, which can be a very expensive holiday, Jews distribute Kimcha D’Pischa (literally: Flour for Passover), or in more general terms, food, to help everyone be able to enjoy this holiday. In this photo from Meah Shearim, you can see stacks and stacks of food of all types, running down the length of the […]

Cleaning out Kotel Wall

Pesach Cleaning

Posted on: April 8th, 2014

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Ever wonder how every day thousands of people from around the world put a “kvitel” (a small piece of paper with a personal prayer written on it) into the Kotel wall, but yet the Kotel wall is not filled up with “kvitlach”? It’s a miracle! Just kidding. Twice a year (before Pesach and before Rosh […]

Master Chef Israel 2014 winner Nof Atamna-Ismaeel.

Walla! Master Chef Israel 2014

Posted on: April 7th, 2014

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Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, a 33 year old Muslim Israeli-Arab woman from Baqa al-Gharbiyye, was the winner of the Israeli TV cooking contest/show Master Chef. Of course Nof may have had an unfair advantage over the other contestants. Nof’s PhD in Microbiology from the Technion may have given her an edge when it came to mixing […]

At the " Matzot Carmel " bakery in Petah Tikva, Jewish workers prepare matzas for Passover.

Assembly Line

Posted on: April 6th, 2014

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You don’t need to be a Prime Minister to make Matzah.

Collecting Mayim Shelanu 1

Mayim Shelanu

Posted on: April 4th, 2014

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Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) Jews are collecting water from a mountain spring outside Jerusalem. The water will be used in the making of matzah, or unleavened bread, that is eaten instead of regular bread during the week-long Jewish holiday of Pesach (Passover), which commemorates the Jews’ exodus from Egypt in Biblical times. The water, once collected, will […]

Tommy Hilfiger

Fashion at the Kotel

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014

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American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger visits at the Western Wall in Jerusalem Old City.

Byzantine Mosaic in the Negev

A Byzantine Mosaic

Posted on: April 2nd, 2014

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A Byzantine mosaic floor was uncovered during the construction of a new road.

Netanyahu Baking Matza

Job Opportunity: Prime Minister and Matzah Maker

Posted on: April 1st, 2014

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Who knew Netanyahu also knows how to bake Matzahs?

Masa Netanyahu Selfie

Visit Israel with Masa, Get a Selfie with the Prime Minister

Posted on: March 31st, 2014

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I wonder if Netanyahu will have time for all those pictures he’s going to have to be in.

Waldorf Astoria Entrance

“Tradition and Style”

Posted on: March 28th, 2014

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The Waldorf Astoria hotel officially opened its Jerusalem branch on Agron Street, near the Old City, on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

Iron Dome in Tel Aviv

Iron Dome in the City Square

Posted on: March 27th, 2014

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Doesn't everyone have an anti-missile system deployed in their city's main square?

Kaveret 2

The Comeback

Posted on: March 26th, 2014

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If the Rolling Stones can do it, then I guess the Israeli folk band, Kaveret, can do it too. These photos are from their August 2013 reunion concert.

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