Passover

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For First Time In Many Years, Good Friday, Start Of Passover Fall On Same Day

This Friday marks the first time in many years that both the Christian holiday Good Friday and the start of Jewish Passover have fallen on the same day.

04/03/2015

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5 Best Ways To Celebrate Passover In NYC

Whether it’s noshing on a Matzoh grilled cheese sandwich or painting a picture of your heritage, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Passover in New York City.

04/03/2015

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Don’t Be A Fool

April Showers Bring May Flowers. That is such an encouraging saying, but it isn’t exactly accurate these days. Something more fitting might be, “April Blizzards Bring May Lizards”… Ok, we’re still working on it…. But while we do that, you can take a look at all of these awesome CBS Local E.S.P. “spring” essentials:

04/02/2015

Old school matzo making at Streit's.  Workers take sheets from oven and put in cooling baskets. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Jewish Residents Across Tri-State Prepare Ahead Of Passover Holiday

Over at Streit’s Matzo Company on the Lower East Side, they know all about the Passover staple. They’ve been making Passover matzo at the same location since 1925.

04/01/2015

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5 Best Restaurants In NYC For Passover Dinner

While several restaurants will serve meals ranging from traditional to contemporary, the five listed below get our vote for best take on the seder.

04/01/2015

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and other officials announce they will increase police patrols around temples, synagogues, churches and other houses of worship for the upcoming Passover and Easter holidays. (credit: Nassau County Executive's Office)

Nassau County Increasing Police Patrols For Passover, Easter

Nassau County will increase police patrols around temples, synagogues, churches and other houses of worship for the upcoming Passover and Easter holidays.

03/31/2015

1010 WINS' Kevin Rincon gets tour of Streit’s Matzo Factory before it closes this spring. (Credit: Kevin Rincon/1010 WINS)

Streit’s Matzo Factory Prepares For One Last Passover On Lower East Side

As of now, the company plans to keep their staff during the move and increase production.

03/09/2015

A pro-Russian activist guards a barricade outside the regional police building seized in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 15, 2014.  (credit: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images)

Flyers Distributed In Troubled Eastern Ukrainian City Call On Jews To Register

Flyers, purportedly distributed by pro-Russian rebels, are demanding Jews register with the “Nationalities Commissioner” and pay $50 or lose their citizenship and face deportation.

04/17/2014

Workers at the Pupa and Zehlem Matzoh Bakery on Broadway make Matzoh April 9, 2006 in Williamsburg.  (Photo by Michael Brown/Getty Images)

Break Out The Matzo: Passover Has Begun

The holiday celebrates the Israelites’ exodus from years of slavery in Egypt.

04/14/2014

Frazier Glenn Cross, accused of killing three people outside of Jewish sites near Kansas City, is seen in police custody, April 13, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Authorities Say Hate Motivated Kansas City Shooting At Jewish Center

Frazier Glenn Cross, of Aurora, Mo., was booked into Johnson County jail on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder after the attacks Sunday in Overland Park.

04/14/2014

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Shootings At Kansas Jewish Center, Retirement Community Prompt Increased Security Around New York

Authorities say three people died in a shooting at a Jewish community center and retirement community, and two were shot at but not injured.

04/13/2014

A man reads a prayer while holding greens dipped in salt water in advance of Passover. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York Jewish Community Prepares For Start Of Passover

Passover begins at sundown with a special dinner known as a sedar. During Passover, Jews eat matzoh to honor their ancestors who ran in such a hurry that their bread never rose.

04/13/2014

New Rochelle Early Seder

New Rochelle Pre-Schoolers Get An Early Lesson On Meaning Of Passover

Three-year-olds at Beth-El Nursery School in New Rochelle enjoyed their Seder early, enjoying the customary feast on Friday.

04/11/2014

NYPD officer keeps watch outside the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan. (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYPD Urges Jewish Community To Remain Vigilant Ahead Of Passover, Notes No Credible Threats

Passover is one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays. It begins at sundown on Monday, April 14 and ends Tuesday, April 22.

04/01/2014

A man reads a prayer while holding greens dipped in salt water in advance of Passover. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Holocaust Survivors Honored At Pre-Passover Seder On Long Island

A pre-Passover Seder was held on Long Island this week for nearly 100 Holocaust survivors.

03/27/2014

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