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Yom Hazikaron 5777 – Watch the Ceremony Live

5 Iyyar 5777 – April 30, 2017
Yom Hazikaron, Israel's Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism, has begun in Israel, on Sunday night.

Record Increase In Jewish Temple Mount Visits During Passover

22 Nisan 5777 – April 18, 2017
More and more Jews are taking advantage of the opportunity to visit our holiest site.

No Joy in Yeshivaville: Ringling Brothers Strike their Tent after Passover

17 Tevet 5777 – January 15, 2017
The women-free show for the Orthodox Jewish audience included clowns, animals, tight-rope dancers, a basketball team on unicycles and acrobats.

Mimouna

23 Nisan 5776 – May 1, 2016
Moroccan Jews (and friends) celebrate Mimouna - the colorful Pesach after-party where chametz (leavened bread) is cooked and eaten alongside other Moroccan pastries and...

Showers Expected Day after Prayers for Rain

21 Tishri 5776 – October 4, 2015
The first rains of the winter season are expected on Tuesday, one day after Jews around the world begin adding to daily prayers that...

Turkish Deputy PM Delivers Passover Message to ‘All Jews’

18 Nisan 5773 – March 28, 2013
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç delivered a Passover message Thursday to Ishak Ibrahimzadeh, the head of the local Jewish community. “It is our basic...

A 21st Century Exodus: Dina’s Journey from Egypt to Jerusalem

Passover interview: Rolin Abdallah grew up in an Arab country with no knowledge of her Jewish heritage. Today, she is IDF soldier Dina Ovadia. Here is a Cinderella and Haggadah story rolled into one.

Police Harass Family on Seder Night

Jerusalem police banged on the door of a family during the Seder Monday night to make sure that a young woman was not violating...

Obama to Impersonate Pharaoh at White House Seder

14 Nisan 5773 – March 24, 2013
Obama’s aides have not explained to the president that Jews masquerade on Purim and not on Passover. Once again, Obama hosts a White House Seder. He plays Pharaoh, who never let the people go.

Israelis Warned ‘Don’t Go Back to Egypt for Passover’

11 Nisan 5773 – March 21, 2013
Every year, a few thousand Israelis think there is nothing better to do on Passover but to celebrate the Exodus from Egypt by going back there, apparently thinking that terror is better then slavery.

Spider-Man Makes Exodus from Williamsburg for Passover

Williamsburg, New York Haredim have finally convinced Columbia Pictures to halt filming of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" in order not to cause parking problems...

New Passover Vacation Trend: Rent a Resort Home and Hire a Chef

8 Nisan 5773 – March 19, 2013
Approximately 60,000 Americans and Canadians will spend more than $200 million this Passover, and many of those with enough money are hiring a chef...

Russian Jewish Group Offers Free Matzah

3 Nisan 5773 – March 13, 2013
The Russian Jewish Congress has partnered with one of the country’s leading Internet companies to deliver free matzah to Muscovite Jews. The only cost...

Locusts Invade Israel but More of a Tourist Site than a Plague

1 Nisan 5773 – March 11, 2013
Israelis are excited over the latest tourists – locusts – while the Agriculture Ministry is making sure the pests have a short stay. Armchair preachers are having as field day with the new arrivals.

Obama Must Keep Kosher for Passover at King David Hotel

President Barack Obama will have to eat kosher for Passover meals, without bread, during his stay the King David Hotel next week, Haaretz reported. "We're...

Daylight Savings Time Brings U.S., Israel Closer

28 Adar 5773 – March 10, 2013
Daylight Savings has not arrived in Israel, yet.

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