Pesach

Interfaith Pesach

By JCReporter, April 28, 2014

North-west London's newest Jewish community, Mosaic, enjoyed an interfaith Pesach period.
Before the festival, more than 40 Mosaic members attended a service at Harrow Mosque also involving the Methodist community.

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The Haggadah got it right

By Jonathan Freedland, April 24, 2014

Man cannot live by bread alone — still, a slice or two makes a nice change after eight days of matzahs. Some JC readers will, I know, be glad to see the back of Pesach for another year, glad if they don’t clap eyes on another box of Rakusen’s this side of 2015. But I am not one of them. I’ve always loved Passover.

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Why did we sing when the Egyptians drowned?

By Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, April 18, 2014

With each of the Ten Plagues, God escalated the attack on Pharaoh, but it was the Splitting of the Red Sea which finally finished off the Egyptian menace. This occurred seven days after leaving Egypt, so we now read this story annually on the seventh day of Pesach. But why did Pharaoh and his army all have to drown?

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Why one is the Seder's special number

By Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, April 11, 2014

At the Seder table, we celebrate the fact that every single person can connect with our Torah tradition. We read in the Haggadah that the Torah addresses itself to four types of children who represent a cross-section of the Jewish people. “The Torah speaks to four children: one who is wise, one who is wicked, one who is simple and one who does not know how to ask”.

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So what's cooking? 48,000 Pesach meals

By Rosa Doherty, April 11, 2014

Richard Munns is the man behind 48,000 meals this Pesach and he isn't even Jewish.

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Pesach Gift drive helps the needy

April 11, 2014

Gift's annual pre-Pesach food drive has brought in £10,000 worth of supplies, which will be distributed to struggling families.

On Sunday, collections were held outside Kosher Kingdom in Golders Green, the Brenner Community Centre in Stamford Hill and at the charity's Hendon and Manchester warehouses. More than 50 young volunteers helped to sort the vast quantities of donated items.

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Extra collections for Pesach

April 11, 2014

Residents in 300 designated Barnet roads can take advantage of a Pesach waste and chametz collection service on Sunday organised by Barnet Council.

The council has announced that anyone wishing to use the service should place their waste into black bins or refuse sacks at the boundary of properties by 10am on April 13.

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Happy Pesach! Six13 lead a top tribute to the Jewish festival

By Sandy Rashty, April 7, 2014
This award-winning Jewish acappella group from New York perform a top tribute to Pesach, using musical inspiration from Usher to Kesha.

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Pesach frees us from the tyranny of time

By Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer, April 6, 2014

Last year during filming BBC1’s programme about the Seder, I was asked a question by one of the participants that challenged my thinking and enriched my Seder experience.

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Priced out of Pesach - families turn to charity to meet spiralling food costs

By Sandy Rashty and Jonathan Kalmus, April 3, 2014

Charities are experiencing record demand for help from families, elderly people and the housebound unable to meet the crippling cost of Pesach provisions.

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