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2 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

Hevron: Arabs Clash With IDF as Jews Celebrate Pesach

AFP reports that massive protests were being held across Judea, Samaria and Gaza for Prisoners Day.

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Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Religion, Israel

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Jewish Journal

Tijuana to Tefilah: Crossing from Mexico to America with Jewish children who do it every day

Fernando Sur, whose father drives him from Tijuana to Southern California Yeshiva High School in San Diego, wraps tefillin at his all-boys school.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, San Ysidro (San Diego, CA), San Diego, CA, San Ysidro, CA, Religion

The Jewish Journal

Fight or flight: The nature of Judaism

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.

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Related Topix: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Israel, World News, Middle East

Arutz Sheva Israel News

A Thousand Jews in Moscow Learn About Judaism

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 .

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The Chronicle-Telegram

Open Door students learn Christians also celebrate Passover

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.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Passover, Baked Goods, Food, Bread, Elyria, OH, Religion

The Independent

Why is Easter so late this year? Explaining how we date Easter Sunday

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.

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Related Topix: North East, PA, Religion, Astronomy, Science, Life, Holidays, Passover, Israel, World News, Middle East, Orthodox Church

DNAinfo.com

Christians, Muslims and Jews to Gather for Interfaith Passover Seder

Upper East Side religious leaders are hoping that breaking bread together - the unleavened kind - will help to break down barriers between New Yorkers of different religions.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Passover, Religion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Transitions Online

Are Ukraine's Pro-Maidan Jews Courting Another Holocaust?

Russia may have the military and economic clout to annex another country's territory, but its propaganda efforts have been foundering spectacularly of late.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Travel, Ukraine Travel, Europe Travel, Israel, Middle East, Religion

The Jewish Journal

Did the Exodus happen?

With Passover here, it is a propitious time to address the central issue of the holiday: the Exodus.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Passover, Religion

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Catching Up? A Summary of Breaking News

The first two days of the Passover holiday end Wednesday evening in the Diaspora.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Passover, Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion

New Jersey Jewish News

Former - rebel' hopes to inspire Beth El

"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.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Florida, Religion, Columbia University

New Jersey Jewish News

Saving a faith by embracing the interfaith

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.

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Nanaimo Daily News

Israeli police enter holy site in Jerusalem to disperse Palestinian rioters

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.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Religion

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Muslim Rioters Throw Flares, Rocks on Temple Mount

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.

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Related Topix: Religion, Travel, Israel Travel, Jerusalem, Israel Travel, Middle East Travel, Israel, World News, Middle East

The Daily Star

Dozens of Palestinians wounded in Al-Aqsa clashes: AFP

Israeli riot police arrest a Palestinian at the al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion

Tue Apr 15, 2014

OhNoTheyDidnt

Spider-Man is Jewish, Andrew Garfield confirms

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.

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Related Topix: The Amazing Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield, Queens, NY, New York, NY, Thriller, Spider-Man 2, Action Movies, Science Fiction Movies, Stan Lee, Religion

Jerusalem Post

Think about it: Passover - the feast of freedom

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 .

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Passover, Religion, Opinion

Examiner.com

Passover celebration for Jews parallels Communion observance for Christians

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.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Passover, Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion

Jerusalem Post

Listening and speaking to young American Jews on college campuses

There may be nothing more important to the future of the US-Israel relationship than young American Jews.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, University of Pennsylvania, Religion, Opinion

Examiner.com

National Poetry Month, 2014 Poet and Mystic, Rabi'a al-Basri

"There is nothing so secular that it cannot be sacred, and that is one of the deepest messages of the Incarnation."

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Religion

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