Tag: passover

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    A new National Geographic film about Jerusalem attempts to transcend the city’s reputation for conflict with sweeping imagery and personal stories of why the city is so loved. “Jerusalem to me is more than a city.” says Farah Ammouri, a young Muslim woman featured in the film. “Its beauty, its spirit, also my religion–but most importantly, it’s my family.” More

    April 25, 2014 | Comments

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    The haggadah is the book that guides Jews through the ritual of the Passover Seder, the meal commemorating their ancestors’ exodus from slavery in Egypt. The Sarajevo Haggadah is famous for its artistically illustrated manuscript pages. Created 600 years ago, “It went through so many different cultures,” observes composer Merima Kljuco, “and so many different people took the care of the book and helped it survive.” More

    April 11, 2014 | Comments

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    “The ancient words take on the power they were supposed to take on all along,” says Rabbi Jamie Korngold, who leads a Passover seder in the Utah desert. “We’re trying to take this spiritually rich experience and ignite our Judaism.” More

    March 22, 2013 | Comments

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    “When we walk through the desert, we really get that idea of freedom, of being out in the wilderness and all the spiritual moments that are possible in the wilderness.” More

    March 22, 2013 | Comments

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    “New Haggadahs will be written until there are no more Jews to write them. Or until our destiny has been fulfilled, and there is no more need to say, ‘Next year in Jerusalem.’” More

    March 30, 2012 | Comments

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    “This haggadah is trying to draw in as many people as possible to participate in the service,” says artist Mark Podwal, who describes his illustrations for the text. “For me,” says Podwal, “my art is prayer.” More

    March 30, 2012 | Comments

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    “For symbols related to spring…I have flowers growing out of a menorah. I have the fruits of Israel. I have two pomegranates with Torah shields…so that each pomegranate is a mini-Torah.” More

    March 30, 2012 | Comments

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    Rabbi Sharon Brous, founder of IKAR, a Jewish spiritual community in Los Angeles, says Passover is “the centerpiece of the Jewish moral imagination and the Jewish collective memory.” More

    April 15, 2011 | Comments

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    “The idea that it’s possible to move from slavery to freedom and from darkness to light and from despair to hope—that is the greatest Jewish story every told.” More

    April 15, 2011 | Comments

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    An interactive museum in Brooklyn teaches children and their families the universal values rooted in Jewish tradition. More

    July 30, 2010 | Comments

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