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Jews Brave Terror Threat to Remember Exodus in Sinai

Hundreds of Jews ignore terror warnings, enter Sinai in order to celebrate exodus on Mount Sinai.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 4/8/2012, 9:57 PM

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Hundreds of Jews from Israel and around the world celebrated Passover this year by returning to the desert that was the site of the Jewish people’s wandering after leaving Egypt. The group held a traditional Seder meal on Jabal Moussa, a mountain believed by many to be Mount Sinai, the mountain on which the Torah was given.

The seder took place despite severe terror warnings for the Sinai. Israeli experts have warned that the region has grown increasingly unstable since Mubarak’s ouster, and is now home to Gaza-based terror cells that hope to kidnap Israeli citizens.

A Sinai terror cell launched rockets at Eilat last week, less than two days before the Mount Sinai seder.

Rabbi Menachem Feuerstein of Kfar Chabad led the seder, which is in its fourth year. In a conversation with Arutz Sheva, he described the trip to the seder location.

“We met at the crossing point in Taba, on the border, and from there we traveled to the Bedouin village of Eil Milga. After that, we put the supplies on camels and went up to the mountaintop,” he explained.

“No worries – we had six large tents, heated, and all the food was kosher,” he added.