Passover | April 14-22, 2014 | April 3-11, 2015

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What is Passover?

Passover marks the liberation of the Children of Israel, who were slaves in ancient Egypt, and recounts the story of their exodus to the Promised Land. Key things to remember: Moses, Ten Plagues, matzo, the parting of the Red Sea.

When is Passover?

Passover 2014 begins at sundown on April 14—the night of the first Seder—and lasts eight days, ending at sundown on April 22.

MORE Passover COVERAGE

Manischewitz Bought by Bain Private Equity

The classic Jewish brand hopes to break out of the kosher aisle

Martha Stewart’s Recipe for Matzo S’mores

The queen of Christmas crafting tries out a haimish Passover snack

How To Eat Right on Passover: Staying Healthy With a Limited Menu

Does your typical holiday involve a huge Seder meal followed by a week of matzo and macaroons? You can do better. Here’s how.

‘Go Down, Moses’: Engaging With My Complex Musical Heritage at Passover

As a black classical singer, I avoided singing negro spirituals—until Yiddish music helped me hear them in a new way as a Jew

Shmurah Matzoh: The Bentley of Matzoh?

That’s what a new Chabad Passover commercial says

Katmandu Chabad Without Supplies For Seder

Annual 1,000-person Passover meal stymied by foreign ministry strike

Artists and Entertainers Reimagine the Seder

City Winery’s popular annual Downtown Seder heads to the West Coast

Editing Out Elements of Judaism Doesn’t Work

Instead of masking our ambivalence and discomfort, we should confront it

Barber Shop Offers Jews Pre-Passover Discount

Washington Heights barber advertises $12 haircuts for Jewish customers

Check Out This Season’s Most Stylish Seder Plate

Isabel Halley’s porcelain and gold plate gets Lena Dunham’s stamp of approval

First He Ran the Obama Seder. Now Eric Lesser is Running for Office.

Former White House aide launches campaign for Massachusetts State Senate

How Large Must a Sukkah Be To Be Called a Sukkah—And Yet Still Be Far From Heaven?

In dissenting opinions, Talmudic rabbis propose and debate every detail of Sukkot’s booth and, in so doing, measure God

Jewish Woman Eats Nothing But Starbucks for a Year

That included the creation of a seder plate

Hitler Satire to Become a Movie; N.Y. Menorah Vandalized

Plus Madoff’s CFO says employees knew about fraud, and more in the news

On the Origin of Passover’s Four Questions and the Renewal of Miracles

The Talmud is not a literary text, yet its role in maintaining the continuity of Jewish history is undeniable

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