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News and updates about Passover

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

Hundreds of terror targets were attacked during Passover

The IDF attacked 270 terror targets across the Gaza Strip over the holiday, including more than 20 rocket batteries aimed at Israel.

Hundreds of terror targets were attacked during Passover

Watch: Passover and time

Passover confronts the mystery of time head on.

Watch: Passover and time

Massachusetts:

Annual budget debate rescheduled to accommodate Passover

In a first, Massachusetts lawmakers delay budget fight to accommodate Passover observance.

Annual budget debate rescheduled to accommodate Passover

'Jewish history began here'

Passover in Hebron in the shadow of war

Arutz Sheva spoke with Dr. Noam Arnon, the spokesman of the Jewish community in Hebron, who says that despite increased security tensions, the city is still a popular destination during the holiday.

Passover in Hebron in the shadow of war

The Perversion of Passover by Jewish Antisemites

If those “As a Jew”s were in ancient Egypt, undoubtably they would have been the loud justifiers of the Pharaoh’s persecution of the Jews. Op Ed.

The Perversion of Passover by Jewish Antisemites

From Ma Nishtana to Ma Nishtanu - We are different!

In what way are the Jews different than Hamas? It seems that many university students and world leaders cannot answer that simple question.

From Ma Nishtana to Ma Nishtanu - We are different!

"Speak to the Children of Israel and let them move on!"

What is God telling them to do? If they jump into the Re(e)d Sea, they will most likely drown. And if they don't?

"Speak to the Children of Israel and let them move on!"

Exhibition for repatriated evacuees near Gaza

The Israel Dog Unit welcomed the residents of Netzarim back to their homes with a Passover exhibition of their working dogs in action.

Exhibition for repatriated evacuees near Gaza

Moving:

Levite Choir sings for the hostages' release

Temple Institute's Levite Choir performed for the thousands of visitors to Jerusalem's Old City.

Levite Choir sings for the hostages' release

Birkat Kohanim at Western Wall

Changes to traffic arrangements and increased light rail lines

Thousands are due to participate in the traditional Birkat Kohanim prayer tomorrow at the Western Wall. Expected changes to traffic arrangements in Jerusalem.

Changes to traffic arrangements and increased light rail lines

Prayer for return of hostages:

Prayer for return of hostages included in Western Wall prayers

A prayer for the return of the hostages will be included in the traditional Birkat Kohanim prayers to be held tomorrow at the Western Wall.

Prayer for return of hostages included in Western Wall prayers

A critique of power

People take notice, for better or for worse, when someone dares to be different, and what we are going through today is simply 2024’s iteration of our daring to be different. Our strength is not determined by their might. Opinion

A critique of power

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!

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Freed nine-year-old Emily Hand sings 'Ma Nishtana'

Nine-year-old Emily Hand, who was held hostage by Hamas and freed after 50 days, takes part in Kibbutz Be'eri Seder, sings "Ma Nishtana" with other children.

Freed nine-year-old Emily Hand sings 'Ma Nishtana'

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

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Jewish artists envelop in prayer

Some of today's leading artists in Jewish music: singers, cantors, and musicians, together with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra have come together to create this project, to raise spirits during these dark days.

Jewish artists envelop in prayer

For the first time

Public Seder to be held in pro-Russian Transnistria region

80 years after the destruction of the Jewish communities in the pro-Russian Transnistrian region of Moldova, a public Seder will be held this evening for the first time in the region according to tradition.

Public Seder to be held in pro-Russian Transnistria region

IDF: As Passover begins the IDF is at full readiness in all areas

Military says northern, central, and southern commands operating to defend Israel in all arenas with Passover holiday set to begin tonight.

IDF: As Passover begins the IDF is at full readiness in all areas

Australian PM sends Passover greeting

PM Albanese says 'We remain steadfast in our determination to counter hateful prejudice and antisemitism so that our Australian principles of respect, acceptance and inclusion prevail.'

Australian PM sends Passover greeting

Sunak in Passover greeting:

'My thoughts are with hostages an families of Oct. victims'

British PM notes the families who will have empty seats in Passover greeting, says UK will continue to support Israel against attacks such as the recent Iranian attack.

'My thoughts are with hostages an families of Oct. victims'

Hostage's father:

'We'll leave a seat for you in case you come home'

Zvika Mor, the father of Eitan Mor, who was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists on October 7, writes about celebrating Passover with his son in captivity, never losing hope.

'We'll leave a seat for you in case you come home'

'Reprehensible and dangerous'

Biden denounces antisemitism in Passover message

Biden releases statement ahead of Passover: My commitment to the safety of the Jewish people, the security of Israel, and its right to exist as an independent Jewish state is ironclad.

Biden denounces antisemitism in Passover message

Public diplomacy video:

The empty chair at the Passover Seder

Prime Minister's Office National Public Diplomacy Directorate launches new video seeking to raise awareness of the hostages being held by Hamas: No family in the world should celebrate like this.

The empty chair at the Passover Seder

Passover Insight: the Jewish approach to antisemitism

Iranian’s unprecedented missile attack on Israel comes just before Passover, when the Jewish people will recite the words in the Haggadah, In every generation, they rise to destroy us, but G-d saves us every time.” Oped.

Passover Insight: the Jewish approach to antisemitism

IDF spox. to hostages:

'If you can hear me - we will fight until you return home to us'

Rear Admiral Hagari told Israelis that while forces are deployed along the entire length of the borders of Israel, they must remain vigilant during the holiday.

'If you can hear me - we will fight until you return home to us'

Mother of hostage:

'I can't imagine celebrating Passover without my son'

Ahead of Passover, the mothers of hostages called on the world to press for a deal so they could celebrate the holiday with their loved ones.

'I can't imagine celebrating Passover without my son'

Tunisian Jews in peril:

Kosher for Passover food being held by customs

Customs officers in Djerba, Tunisia, are refusing to hand over packages of Kosher for Passover food to their recipients since they have Hebrew writing on them.

Kosher for Passover food being held by customs

The Abolitionist Movement inspired by Passover

The legacy of Moses and the Exodus in the Abolitionist anti-slavery movement. Followed by Passover Guide for the Perplexed.

The Abolitionist Movement inspired by Passover

Ahead of Passover:

Zelenskyy meets Jewish students, local rabbis

Ukrainian President visits Jewish school in Kyiv on the occasion of Passover: The Jewish community supports Ukraine in the fight for freedom.

Zelenskyy meets Jewish students, local rabbis

Bedikat Chametz - what do we really want to find?

What is the purpose of finding chametz that we just hid a few minutes ago? How exactly can we call this procedure a “search for chametz”? The answer is a profound insight into what bedikat chametz really means.

Bedikat Chametz - what do we really want to find?

FBI Director:

'Lone actors could target Passover gatherings in the US'

FBI Director Christopher Wray says the FBI opened three times more anti-Jewish hate crime investigations between October and January than in the four months before October 7.

'Lone actors could target Passover gatherings in the US'

Tzohar Rabbinical org.:

Set a seat at the seder table for hostages

The Tzohar Rabbinical Organization is calling on Jews to leave an empty seat at their seder tables and to dedicate the fifth cup, traditionally known as Elijah’s Cup, to the hostages.

Set a seat at the seder table for hostages

SA Chief Rabbi:

Searching for meaning in a post-October 7 Pesach

South Africa’s Chief Rabbi Dr Warren Goldstein explains how the Pesach seder provides a frame of reference for understanding Iran’s recent attack, October 7, and the vicious antisemitism that has awoken across the globe.

Searching for meaning in a post-October 7 Pesach

Father of fallen hostage:

'My son fought with incredible bravery'

Rabbi Doron Perez, whose son was killed in action on October 7th and his body taken to Gaza, speaks about receiving the final news last month and urges the world not to allow soldiers to be forgotten during prisoner exchange negotiations.

'My son fought with incredible bravery'

Western Wall notes:

1000s of notes placed at Western Wall transferred to genizah

Since Oct. 7th, many notes were sent via the website from Israel and around the world by IDF soldiers, the wounded, families of hostages, and more.

1000s of notes placed at Western Wall transferred to genizah

Passover Seder Plate found in Khan Yunis

Soldiers from the Engineering Battalion found a Seder Plate in the building in Khan Yunis where they were staying.

Passover Seder Plate found in Khan Yunis