Passover

Some perspective

March 28, 2013

On the other hand… As we near the end of Pesach, and the story of a forced exodus, we ought to reflect how lucky we are to live in Britain in 2013. What threats there are to shechita and brit milah are made democratically, are subject to rational argument, and give us the chance to stand up for our religion.

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David Cameron wishes Jewish community a happy Pesach

By Sandy Rashty, March 25, 2013

Prime Minister David Cameron has praised the British Jewish community and wished it a happy and peaceful Pesach.

“I send my very best wishes to Jewish communities in Britain and internationally celebrating Passover this year,” he said.

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What we were doing last time Pesach was this early, back in 1899

By Jennifer Lipman, March 22, 2013

The last time we sat down to Seder so early in the year, the country had not long before celebrated a diamond jubilee and the community was deep in discussion about international antisemitism and the views of a pope.

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A strange Seder: this one is vegan... and has bread

By Marcus Dysch, March 22, 2013

If you think preparing your kitchen for Pesach is a challenge, imagine how much more difficult the festival is for those who avoid not only chametz, but also meat, fish and all dairy products.

For vegans, a Seder plate featuring a tofu version of a lamb shank or chicken neck, is not an unfamiliar sight.

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Eighth plague hits Egypt

By Jennifer Lipman, March 5, 2013

Here’s a mad pre-Pesach coincidence for you.

Reports are emerging of a plague of locusts descending on modern Egypt – a catastrophe that, as you most likely know, marked the eighth stage in the ten biblical plagues visited upon Egypt ahead of the Exodus.

Time magazine has the story:

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Keeping check of the ups and downs in promotions

By Cathy Forman, March 22, 2012

Although Pesach is still a fortnight away, some of the best supermarket offers have ended. But other reductions are being introduced.

At Tesco, for example, Kedem kiddush wine is now being retailed for £4.50 - in line with specialist outlets - having been on offer for £3.

However, its Kedem grape juice, priced at £2 until around a week ago, has now been reduced to £1.34.

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Shelves emptied in Manchester

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 22, 2012

Savvy shoppers in the north have been buying in bulk to take advantage of loss-leading offers from the big supermarkets.

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Burning not so bright

By Simon Rocker, March 22, 2012

Tesco always likes to get in first but the supermarket was too far ahead of the game this time when its Passover goods website displayed as an essential item for the Seder table this image of a blazing menorah.

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Shelves emptied in Manchester

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 22, 2012

Savvy shoppers in the north have been buying in bulk to take advantage of loss-leading offers from the big supermarkets.

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Keeping check of the ups and downs in promotions

By Cathy Forman, March 22, 2012

Although Pesach is still a fortnight away, some of the best supermarket offers have ended. But other reductions are being introduced.

At Tesco, for example, Kedem kiddush wine is now being retailed for £4.50 - in line with specialist outlets - having been on offer for £3.

However, its Kedem grape juice, priced at £2 until around a week ago, has now been reduced to £1.34.

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