By Rabbi Avi Katz Orlow and Shira Berkovits, Esq., Ph.D. What does the word Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, mean? We read in Exodus:And the blood on the houses where you are staying shall be a sign for you: when I see the blood I will pass over you, so that no plague will destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. Exodus 12:13 God passed over the Jewish houses, sparing their first born, and just like that a nation was born. In the moment … [Read more...] about Voices of Pesach
Archives for March 2018
By Rabbi Marc Israel This past Shabbat, I traveled with families from the Lower Merion Area Hebrew High (LMAHH) to Washington, D.C., to take part in the March for Our Lives. I have participated in many marches, including the Soviet Jewry March (1989), the Million Mom March (2000), rallies against the Iran nuclear deal, etc., but I had never participated in a march on Shabbat. However, the urgency of this moment made a compelling case. So, we … [Read more...] about Why Was This Shabbat (and March) Different From All Others?
By Natasha Dresner In the spirit of Passover and, in general, at least once a year, we all should be asking ourselves “How is this _____ different from all other ____?” Just substitute the word “night” for “project,” “experience, ” etc. or, in my case, most recently, “conference.” I just returned from a trip to Baltimore, where I attended the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Leaders Assembly - a biannual conference for Jewish nonprofit camps. … [Read more...] about Why Jewish Camp Is Different From All Other Camps
By Chani Goldberg On Passover, families and friends across the world break matzah together, joining in a timeless celebration of Jewish freedom and nationhood. Yet each year, as we sit with our loved ones sharing good food and newfound inspiration, there are countless Jewish men and women who find themselves confined and alone as they spend the holiday in hospitals, medical rehabilitation facilities, or homebound - too ill to attend a private … [Read more...] about Seder-to-Go brings Passover to Patients, Homebound
Jewish American military families will receive a box of matzos as a part of an annual partnership between Yehuda Matzos and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. For many military families, PJ Library plays an important role in their ability to continue to participate in Jewish life and celebrate holidays while living on base or stationed overseas. In addition to the matzos for military families, Yehuda Matzos boxes on the shelves of grocery stores … [Read more...] about Jewish American Military Families to Receive Free Boxes of Matzos