News and updates about Pesach

Chag Sameach from Israel National News!

Wishing a joyous holiday to all our readers. News coverage ends this evening, resumes Monday evening.

Chag Sameach from Israel National News!

Chag Sameach from Israel!

Updates continue from North America

Seventh Day of Passover begins in Israel. INN's North America desk will continue to update the site until it begins in New York.

Updates continue from North America

Chag Sameach from Israel National News!

Wishing a joyous Passover holiday to all our readers. News coverage ends this evening, resumes Tuesday evening.

Chag Sameach from Israel National News!

Chag Sameach from Israel!

Updates continue from North America

Passover begins in Israel. INN's North America desk will continue to update the site until it begins in New York.

Updates continue from North America

Pesach this year – a challenge

As we approach Pesach, we need to acknowledge that many of us, if not all of us are hurting in some way. Perhaps you are in that group but remember, no matter how you feel, we need you as part of us. Op-ed.

Pesach this year – a challenge

Pesach download to enrich your holiday

Delve into Rabbi Sacks' digital archive packed with articles, videos, broadcasts and shiurim about Pesach.

Pesach download to enrich your holiday

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Unusual activity in Israeli home as Pesach approaches

Drastic metamorphosis as a mother who used to lead the house in organizing, now confined to bed.

Unusual activity in Israeli home as Pesach approaches

The message of Nachshon, the hero of the Red Sea crossing

From Shvi'i shel Pesach to Yom Ha'atzmaut to Shavuot, there is a theme for us to emulate as we leave the Pesach season: Nachshon's faith.

The message of Nachshon, the hero of the Red Sea crossing

Pesach and Eretz Yisrael

Young Israeli Religious Zionist Torah scholars explore the connection betrween Pesach and Eretz Yisrael.

Pesach and Eretz Yisrael

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau:

‘Passover is a story of resilience in the face of hardship’

Trudeau issues Passover greeting to Jewish community, denounces antisemitism, oppression and hatred.

‘Passover is a story of resilience in the face of hardship’

President Biden wishes Jewish community a Happy Passover

President Joe Biden calls story of exodus from Egypt a message about the dangers of the current rise in antisemitism and hate crimes.

President Biden wishes Jewish community a Happy Passover

Blood libels

What is behind the blood libels? Are there four sons? Does the afikoman have special powers? And more.

Blood libels

The blessing over trees and kashering the kitchen for Pesach

Kabbalists emphasized the importance of the blessing in the month of Nissan specifically. How to kasher the kitchen for the holiday.

The blessing over trees and kashering the kitchen for Pesach

NYS Assemblyman:

'Illegal for car wash operators to overcharge Jewish customers'

Assemblyman Eichenstein warns car wash operators ahead of Passover: Charging more for your services before Pesach is blatant discrimination.

'Illegal for car wash operators to overcharge Jewish customers'

By a majority of 51 to 46:

Knesset approves first reading of 'Chametz Law'

The bill, proposed by MK Moshe Gafni, will permit hospital administrators to bar the entry of chametz during Passover.

Knesset approves first reading of 'Chametz Law'

The Secret of Pesach

*Rabbi Jonathan Sacks* reminds us of the great secret of the holiday of Pesach: It's all about the children.

The Secret of Pesach

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Love, freedom and Pesach

When you insist people do what you tell them, and give them no choices, do you really love them? Is freedom part of love?

Love, freedom and Pesach

Now that Pesach has finished-yes you read this correctly

Pesach on the 14th of Nissan and the Festival of Matzot which begins on the 15th and lasts for seven days are two separate Festivals

Now that Pesach has finished-yes you read this correctly

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British PM wishes Jews a Happy Passover

PM Boris Johnson: The story of Passover is a reminder that there will always be better times ahead.

British PM wishes Jews a Happy Passover

Pesach and Eretz Yisrael

Young religious Zionist Torah scholars: Is there a substantive connection between the mitzva of Pesacḥ and Eretz Yisrael?

Pesach and Eretz Yisrael

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Herzog's Passover greeting for world Jewry and Israeli citizens

President Isaac Herzog and First Lady Michal Herzog to host lone soldiers and new immigrants from Ukraine for Seder night.

Herzog's Passover greeting for world Jewry and Israeli citizens

Practical Pesach pointers II: Shopping companion

All food needs a kosher for Passover certification, but there are things that do not. A helpful list.

Practical Pesach pointers II: Shopping companion

Israeli astronaut preparing for Seder in space

Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe speaks about his routine during his mission in space.

Israeli astronaut preparing for Seder in space

What Pesach mitzva did the Brisker Rav find the most difficult?

A wondrous midrash provides a clarification and way of looking at a difficult mitzva that we must observe on Pesach but all year as well.

What Pesach mitzva did the Brisker Rav find the most difficult?

Pesach for thousands of refugees

Conference of European Rabbis working to ensure that thousands of Jewish refugees from Ukraine can celebrate Pesach this year.

Pesach for thousands of refugees

Erdan hosts Passover Seder:

'We must all ask ourselves is: Are we doing enough?'

Erdan to dozens of ambassadors to UN: This year, when we think of 'let my people go', we will also think of Ukraine.

'We must all ask ourselves is: Are we doing enough?'

What’s Really Going On At Vaad Harabbanim?

Pesach is getting closer, and near chaos has broken out in a small set of offices located in Jerusalem.

What’s Really Going On At Vaad Harabbanim?

Pesach in S’dom? Responding to Abuse

The first Passover experience doesn’t happen in Egypt, but happens actually in S’dom. There are, however, similarities.

Pesach in S’dom? Responding to Abuse

Seventh day of Pesach: Which group are you part of?

Would you have chosen to be part of the Redemption from Egypt? A majority did not.

Seventh day of Pesach:  Which group are you part of?

The Tractate of Pesach that was rescued from Hitler's bunker

The connection between Passover and Holocaust Memorial Day just after the holiday is the eternal nature of the Jews.

The Tractate of Pesach that was rescued from Hitler's bunker

No Balaam no bondage no Pesach

Between the lines of the Midrasjh saying that Jethro, Job and Balaam were called to Pharaoh to advise him on the growing Israelite problem.

No Balaam no bondage no Pesach

Passover and the Seuda of Mashiach

The Baal Shem Tov: The first days of Pesach celebrate the Exodus but during the last days of Pesach we anticipate the coming of Mashiach.

Passover and the Seuda of Mashiach

2,600 ascend Temple Mount over Chol Hamoed Pesach

Nearly 1,000 Jews visit holiest site in Judaism today as part of first large-scale visit to Temple Mount since COVID crisis began.

2,600 ascend Temple Mount over Chol Hamoed Pesach

UK soccer club’s FB Pesach greeting met with anti-Semitic abuse

Aston Villa issued statement condemning hate after holiday greeting defaced with 27,000 “angry emojis” and “torrent” of anti-Israel remarks.

UK soccer club’s FB Pesach greeting met with anti-Semitic abuse

We did not go to Orlando this year

Orlando expected 88,000 frum Jews—mostly from the northeast—to descend upon this central Florida town for Pesach. Not our family. Op-ed.

We did not go to Orlando this year

Weekly Torah Study: Passover

The Passover Seder, which begins the 7 day holiday, may be the oldest continuous ritual extant.

Weekly Torah Study: Passover

The Festival of Freedom and Faith

The prohibition of ḥametz on Pesacḥ is designed to root out a person’s pride vis-à-vis his Creator, his God..

The Festival of Freedom and Faith

Watch: British PM's Passover greeting

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wishes Jews a Happy Passover, notes cons - and pros - of holding virtual Seder.

Watch: British PM's Passover greeting

'Not only next year in Jerusalem, but next year in person'

President and First Lady Biden deliver speak at virtual Passover Seder hosted by Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff.

'Not only next year in Jerusalem, but next year in person'

Office of the Chief Rabbi:

Pesach: This is the guarantee for our survival!

The Haggadah contains a word that tells what guarantees the survival of the Jewish People.

Pesach: This is the guarantee for our survival!

'Why the Jews? Exiles, redemptions & experimental vaccines'

How do we find stability in an unstable world? It starts with you, and your relationships.

'Why the Jews? Exiles, redemptions & experimental vaccines'

Erev Pesach on Shabbat - a calendrical puzzle

Today we grin and bear Erev Pesach on Shabbat; the Talmudic sages vigorously debated it.

Erev Pesach on Shabbat - a calendrical puzzle

When Erev Pesach falls on Shabbat

Erev Pesach occurring on Shabbat is special, for out of the sanctity of Shabbat, the idea of ​​Pesach can be understood in deeper way.

When Erev Pesach falls on Shabbat

The question of the descent into Egypt as a 'tikun olam' issue

What lesson did the Jewish people in Egypt have to teach the generations?

The question of the descent into Egypt as a 'tikun olam' issue

Relax and get ready for Pesach

Chava Dumas teaches essential steps to make your Pesach preparations fun.

Relax and get ready for Pesach

Don't let the spirit of Pesach be stolen

Think about Pesach. Live Pesach. Don't let the preparations confound you.

Don't let the spirit of Pesach be stolen

Rabbi Eliyahu composes special prayer for Passover cleaning

"A Short Prayer before Pesach Cleaning" has been published in several languages, including Hebrew and English.

Rabbi Eliyahu composes special prayer for Passover cleaning

Shabbat Ha-Chodesh: Introducing the Jewish calendar

Pesach, the Festival celebrating our freedom, calibrates the Holidays. And Ba'al ha-Turim's calculations find a tikkun in Eretz Yisrael.

Shabbat Ha-Chodesh: Introducing the Jewish calendar

Edelstein: Coronavirus will stay with us for many years to come

Health Minister optimistic that Israelis will be able to celebrate Passover with their extended families.

Edelstein: Coronavirus will stay with us for many years to come

Health Officials:

Israel will 'definitely' impose restrictions on Passover night

Senior Health Ministry officials say restrictions on public activity during Passover night are a certainty, question is only which limits.

Israel will 'definitely' impose restrictions on Passover night

Passover under lockdown?:

'No plans for 4th lockdown - yet'

Top Israeli coronavirus official tells Arutz Sheva government that government still waiting to see effect of Purim on COVID numbers.

'No plans for 4th lockdown - yet'

One month till Pesach!

This reminder is not about cleaning your closets but about preparing your soul.

One month till Pesach!

Transform your Pesach! Program offers free tuition for 3 days

Groundbreaking program offers free tuition for next three days only. Transform your Pesach!

Transform your Pesach! Program offers free tuition for 3 days

Changing seasons in Eretz Yisrael

Torah thoughts on Eretz Yisrael from young Religious Zionist yeshiva students:In Eretz Yisrael, even seasonal changes have deep meaning.

Changing seasons in Eretz Yisrael

Cuomo urges Jews to refrain from large gatherings

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo: I understand the Jewish Orthodox community but now is not the time for large religious gatherings.

Cuomo urges Jews to refrain from large gatherings

Watch: Passover greeting from President Rivlin

Ahead of Passover and amid coronavirus pandemic, Israeli President sends greetings to Israelis and to Jewish communities around the world.

Watch: Passover greeting from President Rivlin

Watch: Passover greetings from Ambassador Friedman

US Ambassador to Israel releases video in honor of the Passover holiday.

Watch: Passover greetings from Ambassador Friedman

Watch: 'Big Bang Theory' star explains Passover

Jewish actress Mayim Bialik releases new seven-minute video in which she explains the parts of the Passover Seder.

Watch: 'Big Bang Theory' star explains Passover

How will Israelis return to school after Passover?

Education Ministry presents plan to resume schools gradually following Passover, beginning with special education institutions.

How will Israelis return to school after Passover?

1,000 US lone soldiers will not be with families for Passover

Friends of the IDF implements programs to address needs of soldiers stuck on base indefinitely due to coronavirus.

1,000 US lone soldiers will not be with families for Passover