Pesach

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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What if Moses had an iPad?

By Jennifer Lipman, April 6, 2011
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An imaginative retelling of the Exodus story, using modern technology, produced by Aish.com

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Travelling rabbi battles killer bees in Zimbabwe

By Jennifer Lipman, April 4, 2011

A rabbi working to support the dwindling Jewish population of Zimbabwe is recovering after a killer bee attack.

Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft, a director of the African Jewish Congress, an umbrella organisation for Jewish communities in 13 countries, was in Harare on a Shabbat afternoon walk as part of a pre-Passover visit when a swarm of bees appeared from a hive beneath a wooden pole.

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Jake Gyllenhaal looks for the Afikoman source code

By Jennifer Lipman, April 4, 2011
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Jewish actor Jake Gyllenhaal goes back to his childhood on a matzah hunt.

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Design a Matzah Cover competition winners

By Libby Galvin, April 4, 2011

Five-year-old Saskia Berger has been announced the overall winner of last month's competition to design a matzah cover. She has been awarded a personalised matzah cover of her own plus £250 worth of Hobbycraft vouchers for her school, and £50 worth of Hobbycraft vouchers for herself.

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Pesach aid rises as slump bites

By Simon Rocker, March 31, 2011

The United Synagogue is sending out more Pesach food and voucher parcels than it budgeted for because of economic conditions.

David Kaplan, US community services director, said 570 parcels were being distributed compared to the 400 it had originally allowed for.

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