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Passover 2015

News and updates about Passover 2015

National Parks Overwhelmed with Millions of Tons of Garbage

National Parks Overwhelmed with Garbage

2.5 million Israelis visited beaches, parks, nature reserves over Pesach - and left a national mess which could harm Israel's water supply.

Watch: Jews Receive Less Than Warm Welcome on Temple Mountplayer

Watch: Jews Receive Cold Welcome on Temple Mount

Jewish worshippers looking to visit Temple Mount after Kotel prayers face Muslim pursuers and uncompromising police.

London: Thieves Ransack Diamond District Over Passover

London: Thieves Rob Diamond District Over Passover

$300 million in diamonds and jewels taken from safe deposit box in Hatton Garden; Jewish jewelers return to loss after Passover break.

An Opportunity to Reflect on Our Freedom and the Gift of Torah

An Opportunity to Reflect on Our Freedom of Torah

Passover is a very special observance that marks not only the deliverance of the Jewish people, but looks forwards to a future redemption

'Chag Sameach' from the White House

'Chag Sameach' from the White House

US President Barack Obama cites concept of tikkun olam, Civil Rights movement in annual Passover greeting.

Forecast: Unseasonably Warm Holiday Week

Forecast: Unseasonably Warm Holiday Week

As Israelis embark on trips during Passover's intermediate days, they should expect pleasant weather and unseasonable warmth.

On Passover Eve, Chief Rabbi Calls for Jewish Unity

On Pesach Eve, Chief Rabbi Calls for Jewish Unity

Chief Rabbi David Lau calls on Netanyahu to bridge the religious, communal differences between Israelis ahead of holiday, new Knesset.

Watch: A Moving, Musical Family Passover Sederplayer

Watch: A Moving, Musical Family Passover Seder

Israeli music star Gad Elbaz gets ready for Pesach, in a moving family clip featuring a new rendition of the classic Ma Nishtana.

Watch: Israel's Chametz Has Been Soldplayer

Watch: Israel's Chametz Has Been Sold

Netanyahu sells leavened goods to a non-Jew ahead of Passover, after intervention by Chief Rabbi Lau.

Ready Or Not, There We Went

Ready Or Not, There We Went

This is the story behind the story about the exodus from Egypt, which caught everyone by surprise, especially the Jewish people.

'Israelites Left Egypt, but Egypt Didn't Leave Them'

'Israelites Left Egypt, Egypt Didn't Leave Them'

Just in time for Passover, IAA reveals massive archaeological find indicating Egyptian cultural influence remained after Exodus.

Watch: The Passover Story as You've Never Seen It Toldplayer

Watch: The Passover Story as You've Never Seen It

Technion students dazzle with a mechanical engineering feat, retelling Israel's redemption from Egypt in an amazing contraption.

No Food? Blame the Government

No Food? Blame the Government

Lack of stable government, cancelled funds cause charity orgs to struggle to give food before Passover; at least 60,000 families affected.

Watch: Maccabeats Release 'Dayenu' Pesach Videoplayer

Watch: Maccabeats Release 'Dayenu' Pesach Video

Latest Pesach video features multi-genre twist on classic Seder song.

Israel's 'Unbelievable Operation': Nationwide Passover Cleaningplayer

'Unbelievable Operation': National Pesach Cleaning

Religious Affairs Ministry director tells Arutz Sheva of the incredible effort behind making all public areas in Israel kosher for Pesach.

Shas Mega-Event Expected to Draw 'Thousands'

Shas Mega-Event Expected to Draw 'Thousands'

Chol HaMoed event expected to speak to the power of Shas, despite low seat turnout in elections.

Aish Releases Own 'Uptown Funk' Passover Parodyplayer

Aish Releases Own 'Uptown Funk' Passover Parody

Aish HaTorah's version of the hit debuts weeks after a capella group Six13's pre-Passover parody.

Haredi Stores More - Not Less - Expensive for Passover

Haredi Stores More Expensive for Passover

Myth that haredi grocery stores are cheaper shattered by Army Radio study, which finds that even matzah is more expensive at Osher Ad.

Watch: Bringing Tel Aviv Jews Closer to Judaism Through Matzahplayer

Watch: Bringing TA Jews to Judaism Through Matzah

Arutz Sheva speaks with head of NPO connecting secular Jews with their faith, giving a Pesach experience with depth - and taste.

Convicted Former President Allowed Passover Break from Prison

Convicted Former President Allowed Passover Break

Moshe Katsav, sentenced to seven years in prison for rape, will spend first Passover at home this year, since entering jail in 2011.











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