Passover | April 3-11, 2015 | April 22-30, 2016

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MORE Passover COVERAGE

Daybreak: Vatican Denies Francis Stayed Silent

Plus Lapid and Bennett relinquish requests for Deputy PM titles

Let My Justices Go!

The Supreme Court will hear some big cases during Passover

Counting the Days of the Omer, Up or Down

Cancer patients find a new perspective on the present and the future in the Jewish ritual of counting the Omer

Seder Comes Only Once (Well, Twice) a Year

How the staff of Tablet Magazine is celebrating Passover

No Promised Land for Refugees

Israeli authorities will begin to deport South Sudanese refugees once Passover ends—unless the holiday’s message of freedom changes their minds

Fighting Pharaohs in Beijing

As Jews around the world recount Passover’s story of liberation, ongoing political repression in China casts a shadow over every Seder table

For Jews, An Almost-Last Supper, Jesus-Style

Does Passover ever begin the night before Good Friday?

This Matzo Isn’t a Mitzvah

Gluten-free matzo seems to offer deliverance for people with celiac disease and similar ailments. But this unleavened bread isn’t kosher for Seders.

Passover’s Perennial No-Show

At the Seder, we open the door for Elijah. As a child, I thought he’d actually appear. Then I grew up, and anticipation faded into resignation.

Following the Breadcrumbs

Rabbinical reasoning behind our pre-Passover search for hametz leads Jews through a theological maze, but everything is illuminated at the end

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