Looking for something topical for this weekend, I happened across “Top 10 strange Easter traditions” on a New Zealand web site. And here’s the list:
1. In the Czech Republic and Slovakia men and boys whip women and girls with...
Passover is a home-based celebration. At our home, we gather 10-30 people–Jews and non-Jews–to celebrate freedom, spring, rebirth. And, a long history. (Sadly, this year, no gathering in my home…but next year, yes, in DeKalb.)...
Apr 15, 2014 — Today is the first day of Passover, a Jewish holiday celebrating liberation. One visitor to the north country this week has devoted his life to the struggle for freedom--Denis Goldberg. Go to full article
Barry Torres and Sondra Goldsmith Proctor rehearse "Burning Bush" at the organ in Gunnison Chapel.
Canton, NY, Apr 13, 2011 — The St. Lawrence University Chorus spring concert will feature music for Passover on Saturday night at 8 pm in Gunnison Memorial Chapel on the University campus in Canton. Todd Moe talks with director Barry Torres and guest artist organist Sondra Goldsmith Proctor about some of their personal connections to the music they'll perform. Go to full article
Apr 13, 2006 — Tonight is the second night of the Jewish holiday, Passover. Jews around the world will sit down for a ritual dinner called a "seder". They'll retell the biblical story of the Jewish slaves' exodus from Egypt. A Montreal-based music producer has recast the Passover seder for the hip-hop generation. Socalled - alias Josh Dolgin - used rappers, Yiddish and klezmer samples, and funky beats to make "The SoCalled Seder - A Hip Hop Haggadah". The CD cover shows a matzah on a record turntable. The songs include "the 10 Plagues", all four cups of wine, and L.M.P.G. - Let My People Go. David Sommerstein spoke with SoCalled about the surprising similarities between Passover and Hip-Hop. Go to full article