Pollak: American History, the Passover Way

Imagine if we Americans learned, and taught, our history not as something that happened in the past, but as an experience that we ourselves had lived through.

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Jerusalem on High Alert Week Before Passover

The two terror attacks in the past seven days in Mevo Dotan and Jerusalem’s Old City, which claimed the lives of three Israelis in total, naturally put defense forces across the country on high alert ahead of the coming Passover holiday, but doubly so in the capital.

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IDF Warns Enemies Not to Test Israel During Passover

The outgoing head of Military Intelligence issued a stern warning to Israel’s enemies against launching attacks on Israel during the upcoming holiday season, amid increasing tension on the country’s northern and southern borders.

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Report: Pitzer College Overturns Boycott Israel Student Resolution

The Pitzer College board of trustees announced on Friday that, following “careful consideration,” it had decided to “rescind…and declare…to be of no effect” a student government vote held during Passover to add an anti-Israel boycott into its bylaws.

Anti-Israel demonstrators march behind a banner of the BDS organization in Marseille, June 13.. (photo credit:GEORGES ROBERT / AFP)

Tufts Student Senate Passes BDS Motion One Day Before Passover

Members of Tufts University’s Jewish community told The Algemeiner on Monday they were “hurt and angry,” after the school’s student senate passed a boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) resolution in a landslide vote on Sunday night, just ahead of Passover.

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Jewish Family Renews Fight for Passover Manuscript

The grandchildren of a prominent Jewish victim of the Nazis are renewing their fight for title to the world’s oldest illustrated Passover manuscript, hoping newly-unearthed documents will boost their claim to a prized jewel of Israel’s leading museum.

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President Trump to Host Passover Seder Monday Night

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump will host a White House Passover seder Monday night, confirming that the new administration will continue a tradition started by former president Barack Obama.


Thousands Attend Priestly Blessing At The Western Wall

Thousands of Jews, religious, secular and ultra-Orthodox as well as non-Jewish tourists, gathered on Monday morning at the Western Wall to participate in the traditional priestly blessing during the chol hamoed period of the festival of Passover.

Jewish men, draped in prayer shawls, take part in the Cohanim prayer (priest's blessing) during the Pesach (Passover) holiday at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 25, 2016.

Islamic Leader: Netanyahu Will Break Into Al-Aqsa

Deputy Leader of the outlawed Islamic Movement in Israel Sheikh Kamal Khatib repeatedly accused the Israeli government of trying to take over the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount, in a common incitement claim used to fuel Arab terror.

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