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A handout picture released by the Suez Canal Authority on March 24, 2021

10 of the best Jewish tweets about the pre-Passover Suez Canal blockage

The Suez Canal has been blocked for days by a giant container ship, causing big problems for the global shipping industry and starting a torrent of social media memes. But what’s Jewish about it?

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
26/03/2021
A group of Jewish civilians and partisans in Croatia, 1942.

The other Sarajevo Haggadah — a Ladino communist musical Passover parody

“The Haggadah is well-known and a very flexible story, with a clear good and evil,” Eliezer Papo says. “You just need to say in a humoristic way who is Moses, and then everyone knows who is Pharaoh.”

By THEO CANTER/JTA
26/03/2021

At US seders, vaccinations mean 'hugging is definitely on the menu'

"Last year we revised the traditional seder ending, 'Next year in Jerusalem' to say 'Next year around the same table.' Now that wish will come true," said Ellis, 64, editor of a medical magazine.

By REUTERS
24/03/2021
An MDA chopper at the Kinneret.

The COVID pandemic is not over: A safety guide for Passover

Ahead of Passover, which begins on March 27 and ends on April 3, Magen David Adom (MDA) released a series of health guidelines.

This year's Passover guestlist is about safety, not family and friends

With whom shall I spend my Passover Seder is not about composing a guest list. It is about life and death.

By MICAH D. HALPERN
15/03/2021
Cyprus

Cyprus' hotels want to open for Israelis during Passover - Will they?

“We are asking for the deal to come into force earlier, so hoteliers can prepare the reopening of their businesses two weeks before the arrival of tourists from Israel.”

IDF urged to allow chametz on army bases during Passover

The letter to the Chief of Staff asks to ensure the supply of kosher food for Passover does not justify a ban on the holding of chametz by secular or non-Jews.

29/01/2021

Chicago’s Jewish community is battered by second wave of coronavirus

COVID-19 case counts in Chicago were rising sharply, and the mayor and governor warned that new restrictions would soon be necessary to curb the disease’s spread.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
18/11/2020

Making sense of Passover (from a non-Jewish point of view)

The Israeli philosopher Yeshayahu Leibowitz described Jewish practices in ways that made sense to me.

By TERRANCE MINTNER
14/04/2020

The Art of Saying Todah

We frequently lack a sense of gratitude because we lack a proper sense of perspective.

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