Passover | April 3-11, 2015 | April 22-30, 2016

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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 2015 begins at sundown on April 3—the night of the first Seder—and lasts eight days, ending at sundown on April 11.

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The holiday is a favorite among scholars, but is it too abstract to become popular among all but the most engaged or observant Jews?

Kids These Days

After a seder circus, wondering if too much emphasis on children is ruining ritual

Of Passover and Cookie Dough

A rabbi weighs in

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Breaking Passover in style, the ‘linkage’ problem, and more

It Is Risen

At the end of Passover festival known as Mimouna, Moroccan Jews return to yeasty treats in grand style

It Oughta Be Kosher!

This Passover, help yourself to some cookie dough

A Different Night

A Washington journalist discusses some of the Christian seders he has thrown

Daybreak: China Hops Onboard

Violence in Gaza and Berlin, and more in the news

Early Sundown: Freeze This!

Plus Jesus and ‘The Simpsons,’ and more

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Graphic Jew, alterna-Seder, and more

Daybreak: Who’s Got Israel’s Back?

Plus Iran’s sanctions, Obama’s Seder, and more in the news

Sundown: Tanks Enter Gaza

Plus dirty soup, matzo (basket)ball, and more

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