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Passover 2016

News and updates about Passover 2016

Is your post-Passover bread really kosher?

To avoid eating chametz owned by Jews over Pesach, Rabbi Karelitz publishes fresh product code: 6122

Is your post-Passover bread really kosher?

Viznhitz Rebbe bashes post-Pesach bread scuffles

Rebbe laments post-Pesach rush to bakeries and the fights that often ensure. 'People fighting over bread forget their humanity'.

Viznhitz Rebbe: 'Don't lose your humanity over a little bread'

Chag Sameach from Arutz Sheva

Arutz Sheva will be offline from Thursday evening in honor of the last day of Passover and Shabbat. We'll be back on Saturday evening.

Chag Sameach from Arutz Sheva

Brussels 'exodus': Family sings sad 'ma nishtana'

First person: Passover seder for Belgian Jews reveals the mass exodus Islamist terror is causing; 'my last seder as a European.'

Amid 'exodus' from Brussels, my family sings a sad 'ma nishtana'

300 tons of trash in Kinneret during Passover

Half a million tourists visit Kinneret beaches, authorities prepare large-scale cleaning operations ahead of holiday weekend.

300 tons of trash in Kinneret during Passover

10 injured in aquatics accidents

2 drowned, 8 rescued in beaches across Israel.

10 injured in aquatics accidents

Hundreds of Jews pray at Joseph's Tomb

IDF forces disperse Muslim rioters, facilitate Passover prayers for Jewish worshipers in Shechem.

Hundreds of Jews defy Arab violence, pray at Joseph's Tomb

300,000 tour Israel on final day of Chol HaMoed

Pleasant weather at end of Chol HaMoed sees picnicking, hiking nationwide.

300,000 tour Israel on final full day of Chol HaMoed

How an amusement park goes Orthodox for Passover

Thousands of observant Jews flock to Six Flags Great Adventure, in an annual Passover pilgrimage.

How an amusement park goes Orthodox for Passover

Hundreds of Jews visit tomb of Othniel ben Kenaz

In honor of Passover IDF escorts hundreds of Jewish pilgrims to tomb of Biblical judge located in Hevron's Arab neighborhood.

Hundreds of Jews in rare visit to tomb of Othniel ben Kenaz

Provocation? Man sells bread in Bnei Brak

Police take rogue chametz seller into custody. Suspect: I'm not forcing anyone to eat it.

Provocation? Man sells bread in Bnei Brak on Passover

100K visit Kinneret, leave 90 tons of garbage

Kinneret Authority launches major cleanup campaign due to the influx of tourists and beachgoers.

100K visit Kinneret, leave 90 tons of garbage

Passover with lost Jews and Hindu villagers

Melting bananas, Hindu idols, Baptist preachers, and prophecy: The tale of our 120 degree Seder in a remote village in Southern India.

Watching prophecy unfold with 'lost Jews' - and Hindu villagers

Jews in Nigeria celebrate a special Passover

Unique partnership enables six massive seders around the African nation for the first time ever, with rabbis flown in from the US.

Jews in Nigeria celebrate a special Passover

Live: Thousands in Hevron for Pesach celebrations

After tens of thousands attend Priestly Blessing in Jerusalem, celebrations move to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron.

Watch Live: Thousands in Hevron for Pesach celebrationsplayer

Thousands flood Kotel for Priestly Blessing

Watch as the Jewish people gather for the annual Birkat Kohanim ceremony.

Tens of thousands flood Kotel for Priestly Blessingplayer

Priestly Blessing to commence at Kotel

Traditional priestly blessing will be held Monday morning at the Kotel, followed by a ‘reception’ of the chief rabbis of Israel.

Priestly Blessing to commence at Kotel

Stories you might have missed in the Diaspora

With 2nd day of Passover coming to an end, here are some headlines our audience in the Jewish Diaspora might have missed.

Stories you might have missed in the Diaspora

13 Jews get kicked off the Temple Mount

On first intermediary day of Passover, police claim 13 Jews 'breached visit guidelines.' 1,043 visitors on Mount, nearly all tourists.

13 Jews get kicked off the Temple Mount

50,000 flood Israel's parks

Passover kicks off with tremendous tourism; additional 18,000 people recorded at beaches along the Kinneret.

50,000 flood Israel's parks on first day of Chol HaMoed

Our 'must-see' list for Chol HaMoed family fun

These sites you don't want to miss this Passover. Our list of family-fun events from North to Negev.

12 places you have to visit this Chol HaMoed Pesach

'Passover miracle': NY family saved from gas leak

Extended family of 24 awoken after first Seder to carbon monoxide alarm; none hurt.

'Passover miracle': NY family saved from carbon monoxide leak

Heat wave due to hit on Tuesday

Spring festival of Passover is bringing with it a streak of hot weather, set to build up as the week progresses.

Heat wave due to hit on Tuesday

Chief Rabbi calls world Jews home for Passover

Rabbi Lau in special message to Arutz Sheva readers: 'To those who can't but want to, and those who can but don't want to, Israel awaits.'

Chief Rabbi calls world Jews home for Passoverplayer

Spilling drops of wine at the Seder - for whom?

Spilling drops of wine at the Seder - for whom?

Jews arrested for trying to sacrifice on Mount

Jerusalem police stress importance of 'keeping the peace'; Temple Mount rights organization calls on Israel to keep the mitzva.

Police arrest Jews for trying to offer sacrifice on Temple Mount

Environmentalists: Burn chametz, not plastic bags

Yarok Achshav organization urges public to burn bread, not packaging, in yearly chametz burning ceremony.

Environmentalists: Burn chametz, not plastic bags

Conservative Jews to eat Kitniyot

Conservative rabbis lifted ban on legumes earlier this year; Ashkenazic Conservative Jews to enjoy kitniyot for the first time this seder.

For the first year: All Conservative Jews to eat Kitniyot

Watch: Elor Azariya released home for Passover

Excited family welcomes back Elor Azariya, who killed a wounded terrorist, after judge gives him the holiday at home.

Watch: Soldier who shot Hevron terrorist freed for Passoverplayer

Police presence boosted in Jerusalem for Passover

Concerns over incitement, Temple Mount prompt police to be on high alert ahead of and during the holiday.

Police presence boosted in Jerusalem for Passover

Special seder to be held for lone soldiers

480 soldiers from 35 countries to have communal seder at resort hotel.

Special seder to be held for lone soldiers

Springtime weather in full force for Passover

Passover's name as the 'Spring Holiday' well-deserved this year as pleasant weather forecast ahead.

Springtime weather in full force for Passover

Judea-Samaria on lockdown for Passover

No entry for Palestinians on Friday and Saturday, due to fears of a terror attack targeting the holiday.

Judea-Samaria on lockdown for Passover

Israel's chametz has been sold

In official ceremony, Finance Minister gives Chief Rabbis authority to sell state's chametz to Abu Gosh resident.

Israel's chametz has been sold

93% of Israeli Jews to join in Pesach seder

Near universal participation anticipated in Passover holiday - even among secular Jews.

All together - 93% of Israeli Jews to join in Pesach seder

23 Families Left Homeless from Devastating Fire

Following devastating Jerusalem fire, fundraising campaign helps raise money for 23 homeless families as Passover approaches.

23 Families Left Homeless from Devastating Fireplayer

Rabbi Kanievsky rules pot kosher - even for Pesach

Leading haredi rabbi declares marijuana kosher for Passover, just months after Orthodox Union certifies cannabis as kosher.

Rabbi Kanievsky declares pot kosher - even for Passoverplayer

Lone soldiers get Passover surprise from Rivlin

Nehama Rivlin hosts 5 female lone soldiers from around the world, surprises them with their parents who secretly came to visit.

Lone soldiers get a Passover surprise from president's wife

Katzav gets a Passover vacation from jail

Prison Service decides that ex-President convicted on two counts of rape can spend Passover with his family because he fits the 'criterion.'

Katzav gets a Passover vacation from jail

Netanyahu encourages Israelis: Visit Judea-Samaria

Judea-Samaria residents have established their own freedom, like the State of Israel itself, PM says in pre-Passover message.

Netanyahu encourages Israelis: Visit Judea-Samaria on Pesach