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Passover: (a) The seven-day festival (eight in the Diaspora) beginning on 15 Nissan, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt; (b) the sacrifice offered on the eve of that holiday during Temple times.
How a savvy social-media type app helps Jews observe an age-old commandment
For decades, technology companies have been thinking up the best ways to drive user engagement on their platforms. Tech giants have notoriously leveraged various psychological and social hacks to keep people using their applications. Recently, a specific ...
After trial period in Tel Aviv, Super HaTzinor opens its doors permanently to serve a diverse community
Nestled in the desert city of Beersheva’s “Bet” neighborhood is an unassuming piece of real estate that hopes to make waves in Israel’s supermarket industry. Super HaTzinor is a full-fledged supermarket that is the result of an ongoing partnership between...
Packing food boxes for those in need and an outdoor matzah bakery for the kids
A cultural center in the heart of Tel Aviv became a focal point for acts of goodness and kindness last Thursday, when residents and visitors joined together for a common cause—helping those in need before Passover. Throughout the day, neighborhood familie...
‘I asked the rabbi: Why will Passover be so different this year?!?’
SERIES: PART I The people of Mariupol understood they were living on a powder keg. On the Ukraine side of the makeshift border with the separatist Donetsk People’s Republic, Mariupol has been a flashpoint since 2014. That’s why, when Russia invaded Ukrain...
Rabbi Avraham Wolff urges filling an empty Seder seat to demonstrate Jewish unity
ODESSA, Ukraine—Last week, we awoke to the deafening sounds of barrages of shells fired for 45 minutes straight, from a Russian ship docked near the coast of the Black Sea. While some of the shells fell into the sea, others destroyed a number of homes in ...
Israeli Eytan Stibbe to take shmurah matzah to the International Space Station from Chabad
Eating hand-made shmurah matzah in space during Passover may sound like something out of a sci-fi film, but when four astronauts lift off tomorrow on the Axiom Space mission to the International Space Station that is exactly what will happen, given the mi...
Millions to once again join in family gatherings and communal Seders
Passover is right around the corner, and Jewish families and friends around the world are eagerly looking forward to being together once again on the Seder nights. Chabad-Lubavitch centers are opening their doors to a record number of guests, and everyone...
50,000 Seder kits with matzah and other holiday necessities are on the way
They will be in shelters, private homes, refugee camps, synagogues and military bases. But come what may, when night falls on Passover eve on April 15, the Jews of Ukraine will pause to eat matzah and bitter herbs, drink four cups of wine, recall the mira...
Second edition tops Amazon’s charts for both “Haggadahs” and “Jewish holidays” categories
In spring of 2021, just weeks before what would be many people’s second Passover in isolation, Chabad.org released an all-new Haggadah. The Haggadah came at just the right time for so many who would lead their own Seder for the first time, or were looking...
Mega-seders and home deliveries require many tons of shmurah matzah, wine and other staples
First in a series of articles on helping the Jews of Ukraine to celebrate Passover Passover has always been a celebration of freedom and redemption for Jews the world over, but also a time to focus on the needs of the community’s most vulnerable, with a d...
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