Pesach

Usher and Ke$ha - a Pesach mash up

By Jennifer Lipman, April 14, 2011
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With the Maccabeats taking a break for Pesach, could the group Six13 steal their crown with this seder night song?

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A plague on both your iPhones for Passover

By Jennifer Lipman, April 14, 2011

An American iPhone application developer has found a way to bring the ten plagues into the 21st century.

Jeff Eagle's "Plague Audio" app features the passage read about the plagues during the Seder, along with sound effects to bring each one to life – from the croak of a frog to the sound of a hailstone crashing to the ground.

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Four cups of gin for Passover?

By Jennifer Lipman, April 13, 2011

Kosher for Passover gin is being widely sold for what is thought to be the first time.

Joining a long list of surprising food and drink items that can now be consumed chametz-free – from pasta to cereal and even bread – the gin was developed by a San Francisco manufacturer and sold on a limited basis last year.

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Cee Lo Green and Diddy: a Pesach mash up

By Jennifer Lipman, April 13, 2011
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Israeli music group The Foutainheads have followed up their Chanucah and Purim-themed tunes with a Pesach performance.

Dayenu, Coming Home brings together the Cee Lo Green hit Forget You and Diddy's Coming Home.

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A matzah machine: seder by robot

By Jennifer Lipman, April 11, 2011
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Watch a group of Israeli robots put the humans to shame as they host a very scientific seder.

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Steve Jobs wants your chametz gone

By Jennifer Lipman, April 8, 2011

Pesach preparations would be far easier if we could clean the house at the touch of a button.

An American company has not quite managed this feat, but it has developed an iPhone application to help search for those last scraps of bread.

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If Miley Cyrus was Jewish: Best Seder in the USA

By Jennifer Lipman, April 8, 2011
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If Hannah Montana ate matzah...

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Interview: Amy Rosenthal

April 7, 2011

'They gave me liberation," says Amy Rosenthal who is sitting outside the Hampstead Theatre on a blustery afternoon, sipping green tea.

It was here in 2008 that Rosenthal's DH Lawrence biopic On the Rocks became a rare success for the venue in the days before the theatre's current artistic director Edward Hall took over.

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A Rugrats Passover

By Jennifer Lipman, April 6, 2011

The classic children's series tells the Pesach story in its own special way, with Anjelica Pickles in the role of Pharoah.

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Moses in the movies

By Jennifer Lipman, April 6, 2011

Seder night as seen on screen.

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