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  4/10/2011, Nissan 6, 5771

Chabad Seder on "Mt. Sinai"


About fifteen activists of the Chabad Lubavitch hassidic movement left Israel Sunday afternoon for the Sinai peninsula, where they plan to hold a Pesach (Passover) Seder meal next week. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service, Rabbi Menachem Feuerstein of Kfar Chabad, near Tel Aviv, said part of the trip would be made by jeep and part by camel. He said there are two mountains identified as Mt. Sinai: one that carries the name but is inaccessible. The other, Nabi Moussa, is where he and his crew will go.

It's the third year the Sinai Seder is taking place. The first year nobody knew about it and only four or five Israeli tourists joined the festivities. Last year, the number of guests rose to 20. Rabbi Feuerstein says after the Seder, local Bedouin join the meals, and Egyptian police are there to make sure they leave the place clean at the end of the weeklong holiday.