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But during Passover, there's an additional rule — for those who keep kosher and those just observing the annual Jewish holiday. For eight days, observers are basically on a gluten-free diet as well and have to avoid all unleavened breads. It can be tough to tell which foods are and aren't kosher for ...
Jews celebrated the holiday of Purim from the evening of Feb. 28 through the day of March 1, which was the 14th day of the month of Adar. Like many of the Jewish holidays, Purim is a celebration of deliverance of the Jewish people from a wicked person who sought to kill them. If you have read the Biblical ...

Ilene Klass, an occupational therapist at the school, says that since showing up late one spring day following a Jewish holiday, she has been ... time for religious observance as she had in the past, and scolding her for missing nine days in 2017, many of which were Jewish holidays, according to the suit.
Schwersenski said, “In our early childhood program, Jewish holidays are incorporated into the daily activities in the classroom. The approach is always hands-on with many opportunities to interact with Jewish artifacts and concepts through play. In this way, children make meaning of the concepts at their ...
There may be more fun holidays on the calendar than the 48-hour Jewish celebration of Purim, which ended March 1, but not many. Orthodox Jewish communities tend to be in full party mode, with children wearing rabbinical beards or flamboyant costumes. But Mark Abramson, who spent this Purim taking ...
VESTAL (WBNG) -- Students and members of the community celebrated Purim Wednesday night at the Binghamton University Events Center. The 27th annual Purim carnival had game booths, carnival attractions, food, live music and many dressed in costumes. "Everybody here is just really excited about ...

Purim begins each year on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Adar, which generally falls in late winter or early spring. In 2018, Purim is celebrated on February 28. Purim is considered one of the most joyous and celebratory holidays in Judaism, as it marks the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient ...
If you live near a Jewish community, you won't be able to miss Purim. The festival allows even the most buttoned-down orthodox sects to let loose for a day of costumes and carousing, fuelled by religiously mandated alcohol. Here is what it is all about: ...
Naftali was also given the right to have the children every weekend and on the Jewish holidays. Another clause, to which Chavie agreed at her initiative and which is legalized in the new ruling, is for the children to be served kosher food only in both households. Weisberger fully accepts the new custody ...
His son moved to the United States in 1983, married a fellow Nicaraguan, and they raised their children, including Moses, to celebrate both Christian and Jewish holidays. Moses embraced reform Judaism in college and wanted to expand on that tradition after he graduated with a kinesiology degree.
The Israeli prime minister, as the Jewish states top representative, might be expected not to publicly desecrate Shabbat or to hold official meetings on Jewish holidays, but anything he or his family does in private is their own business. Why should we care about Yair Netanyahus debauched romps in Tel ...
This year September 18 coincides with the important Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. If there is a conflict with a religious holiday, state law requires Galvin to move the primary to a date within seven days of the second Tuesday in September, which this year is Sept.11. That gave Galvin a choice of the 15 days ...
If the birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Jewish holiday, this would be second day yontif. Which leads me to an encounter with one of his sermons – a sermon that I read, over and over again, always at this season. Many years ago, Dr. King delivered a sermon from the pulpit of ...
The Landau brothers learned about the surprising truth of the painting a few days late because they were observing Yom Kippur, a Jewish holiday during which many people avoid using technology. “I even forgot when the auction was happening,” Roger told Stranger Inheritance. “It was Yom Kippur and I ...
“Expanding the availability of early voting makes it easier for everyone to vote and to participate in our democracy, and will minimize conflicts with religious holidays,” Trestan wrote in an email to JTA. In setting the date to avoid the Jewish holidays, Galvin had several other legal and logistical factors to ...
The Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur begins Sept. 18, and a week earlier — Sept. 11 — conflicts with another Jewish holiday, Rosh Hashanah. Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim, who is running against Galvin in the 2018 primary, expressed outrage at the decision, telling WBUR that the date is too early and ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Rhode Islanders will make a rare Wednesday trip to the ballot box later this year, and Massachusetts residents will vote two weeks earlier than usual, as both states move their primaries to avoid conflicting with Jewish holidays. Rhode Island's primary is usually set for the first ...

BOSTON — Benjamin Bloomenthal is weighing a run for a seat in the state House of Representatives, but a quirk of the calendar could prevent from participating in the statewide primary next fall. That's because one of the prospective dates for this year's primary, Tuesday, Sept. 18, falls on Yom Kippur, ...
It is up to Secretary of State William Galvin to pick a date to hold Massachusetts' 2018 state primary election and his request for public input hasn't pointed to an obvious answer. The date of the state primary is usually settled without much discussion or public attention, but this year Galvin is required by law ...
The Jewish holiday Hanukkah is upon us, and to mark the eight-day holiday, dignitaries will gather to light the National Menorah across from the White House, ... Although Hanukkah today is one of the most popular and recognizable of Jewish holidays in the minds of non-Jews, this is only a relatively recent ...
BOSTON — Benjamin Bloomenthal is weighing a run for a seat in the state House of Representatives, but a quirk of the calendar could prevent from participating in the statewide primary next fall. That's because one of the prospective dates for this year's primary, Tuesday, Sept. 18, falls on Yom Kippur, ...
The singer and entertainer recently performed for the “Yule Sing” and talked about ups and downs of Christmas in Florida's friendliest hometown. “I'm a Jewish boy and when I first moved to The Villages, I had wonderful neighbors across the street and on either side but they just didn't quite understand,” ...
Many observant Jews do not write, drive or use electronics on the Jewish holidays, so they would be unable to cast ballots in person during the holiday. ... with federal election laws about when ballots must be sent overseas, while avoiding holding the primary the week of Labor Day or on a Jewish holiday.
I particularly enjoyed the Dec. 12, 2017, crossword because it included references to Chanukah. However, I need to clear up an error in one of the puzzle answers. Clue 59 across asked for a Chanukah centerpiece. The answer that fit was “menorah.” The correct answer should have been “chanukiah.”.
For centuries, Hanukkah remained less religiously and culturally significant than almost any other of the Jewish holidays. That all changed in the 20th century. In America, Hanukkah has become a big deal in no small part because of Christmas. Before World War II, Christmas as an American holiday was ...
On Facebook and Twitter, people proposed a boycott on Hobby Lobby, whom they claim refuses to sell Jewish holiday items. The issue ignited in 2013 when New Jersey Blogger wrote of a friend who tried to purchase a Bar Mitzvah card at the nearby Hobby Lobby crafts store . An employee said they didn't ...
Here's what you need to know about the Jewish holiday. By Josh Magness. jmagness@mcclatchy.com. LinkedIn · Google+ · Pinterest · Reddit ... holiday will start today at sundown and end on the evening of Dec. 20 this year. Jewish holidays begin at sundown because the religion follows a lunar calendar.
In schools, a growing push to recognize Muslim and Jewish holidays. By Debbie ... Superintendents in Fairfax and Prince William counties agreed to keep tests and major school events from falling the day before or after major Muslim and Jewish holidays, but school remains in session on those holidays.
They say every major Jewish holiday can be summed up by the following quote: 'They tried to kill us, we won, let's eat.' In the case of Hanukkah, the story is that of the Maccabees, a guerrilla army of Jewish rebels based in Israel who revolted against the Seleucid Greek King Antiochus who had - as the ...
One of the most important Jewish holidays of the year is Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah. It is an eight-day festival that takes place in the winter and it is known as the “festival of lights” as menorahs are lighted over the course of the event, along with special prayers and fried foods. The word Chanukah ...
Yes, yes, it's December and “Christmas Is All Around,” as Billy Mack (Bill Nighy) sang oh so so sleazily in the 2003 holiday film staple Love, Actually. But as I always insisted as a child, there's another holiday in December! Well, sometimes Hanukkah is in December. Sometimes it comes earlier. Here are this ...
Among the many things that Jeffrey Makow loves is celebrating Jewish holidays; his favorite is Hanukkah. He also loves bowling and going out ...
Aliza Spiro remembers noticing, during a Shabbat service at The Song Shul – the Toronto synagogue she founded just over a year ago with her ...
The Baltimore Jewish Council and the Baltimore County PTA board of directors opposed opening schools on the Jewish holidays, according to ...
Unlike several other Maryland counties, Frederick County Public Schools is unlikely to consider opening schools on two major Jewish holidays.
Time could be running out for the Baltimore County Board of Education to decide whether to close schools on two Jewish holidays. The issue is ...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ)– The Anne Arundel County school board passed a new calendar for the 2018-2019 academic year Wednesday in an ...
The Jewish High Holidays, which just passed, and which fall between Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish new year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of ...
School systems across Maryland are struggling to come up with calendars for the next school year, and in Baltimore County Jewish holidays ...
The arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby does not sell Jewish holiday items at ... carried merchandise in our stores related to Jewish holidays.
If it seems like this time of year is just one long string of Jewish holidays, that's because it is. It doesn't end after the High Holidays—Rosh ...
Jewish holidays are determined by their dates on the Jewish calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar that the United States and most ...
The second of the two Jewish high holidays is right around the corner: At sunset this Friday, September 29, Yom Kippur will begin and continue ...
All Jewish holidays are celebrated, unsurprisingly, according to the Jewish calendar, which does not directly match the Gregorian calendar ...
There's much commentary about the true origin and significance of the holy bread that's eaten by many Jews on Friday nights with the Sabbath ...
Israeli settlers have increased the number of break-ins at Al-Aqsa Mosque in the run up to Jewish holidays, straining tensions in occupied East ...
The school board is debating the 2018-2019 calendar. They've come up with two proposals, one option has schools opening on Rosh ...
If it seems like this time of year is just one long string of Jewish holidays, that's because it is. It doesn't end after the High Holidays—Rosh ...
Israel to 'lock up' Palestinians for Jewish holiday ... measure frequently taken for major Jewish holidays, would run from midnight in Israeli local ...
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Students, parents, and teachers in Baltimore County could see two holidays wiped off the school calendar for the first ...


 

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