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Fernando Sur, whose father drives him from Tijuana to Southern California Yeshiva High School in San Diego, wraps tefillin at his all-boys school.
On the other: The Jewish religion is peaceful and Jews avoid fighting, to the point that they have been derided as cowards or draft dodgers.
Over 1,000 Jews are expected to gather in Moscow between April 24 and 27 for the "Limmud FSU Moscow" conference, one of the largest gatherings of Jews in the former Soviet Union .
A table set with matzo bread, grape juice standing in as wine, parsley, horseradish and an apple and nut mixture allowed students at Open Door Christian School to participate Wednesday afternoon in a fast-paced Passover Seder, a ritual meal recounting God's freeing of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt.
Dating Easter is confusing, it's based on out-dated calendars, ancient ties with Judaism and a big meeting of bishops in the 3rd century: better strap in.
Russia may have the military and economic clout to annex another country's territory, but its propaganda efforts have been foundering spectacularly of late.
With Passover here, it is a propitious time to address the central issue of the holiday: the Exodus.
The first two days of the Passover holiday end Wednesday evening in the Diaspora.
"I climbed out the window to escape one day," he remembers. His father wasn't too perturbed; he'd been a rebel too, and he went on to become a rabbi.
As a community, we've tried to apply a number of haphazard patches to this problem, but an important fact remains that simply cannot be overlooked: When a Jewish person falls in love, it's not always with another Jew.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Palestinian rioters hurled stones and firecrackers on Wednesday from atop the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism.
As Jews marked the second morning of the Pesach holiday, Muslims rioters marred the day by hurling flares and rocks at police forces on the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site.
Oy Vey! He's a nebbish boy from Queens, New York, who loves his Aunt May but feels the weight of the world on his shoulders - of course Spider-Man is Jewish.
Whatever one may think of the actual text of the Haggada, it is undoubtedly an ingenious layout for keeping everyone busy and engaged, even if one might resent the distribution of roles .
Adherents to the Jewish faith began observing Passover at sundown on Tuesday, April 14, and will continue through April 22. Every year the eight-day celebration commemorates the liberation of the ancient Israelites from centuries of slavery in Egypt, as described in the book of Exodus in the Hebrew Scriptures.
There may be nothing more important to the future of the US-Israel relationship than young American Jews.