Rooted in pagan practices of sun worship and in Jewish holiday of Passover, Easter adopted a range of Semitic myths to celebrate the resurrection of Christ.
The original use of eggs on both holidays is obscure, but use eggs they both do. Why?
The holiday we know today began as two distinct ones, one for nomadic herders and one for farmers. Neither involved Egypt.
As workers at an Alabama warehouse await the results of a ballot over whether to unionize, Stuart Appelbaum explains why this fight is different from all other fights
At the top of the chart are Azerbaijan's 8,000 Jews, who consume a provision of 2.7 pounds per person, a ratio nearly three times whats on stock for the average soldier in the Israeli army
Coronavirus infection rate in Israel keeps dropping, the economy is reopening and the vaccine drive has been a success. But there's one major thing Israel is missing before it can recover
'As we close our Seders with the familiar refrain, 'Next year in Jerusalem,' we will now offer an additional prayer: Next year in person. Next year, together,' Biden says
Passover recipes: Beyond the narrow confines of the Seder plate, Haaretz has compiled a series of our best holiday recipes, spanning and revising the heterogeneous customs of Seder
Rabbi Benny Lau, 59, is the founder and head of the 929 Bible study project, and he is worried about the schisms in Israel. Dispute is the heart of Judaism, he says, but not discord. His dream, he said before this week's election, is a joint leadership that seeks to do good
Jews have been telling the epic tale of the release from a very stubborn pharaoh and the Exodus from Egypt for millennia
5 simple recipes for a Passover seder that isn't trying too hard.
Pastry chef Michal Goldberger rises to the challenge of crafting chametz-free desserts, with three recipes to sweeten your holiday
Ancient Egypt had intimate relations with Canaan, and most of the Semitic peoples migrating there would have been Canaanite. But not all.
Do you think hazeret is something you say to a sneezing German? Or that the shank bones connected to the knee bone? You need our Passover primer, identifying the foods youll find on a seder plate, and why.
Douglas Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris and a Member of the Tribe, is expected to headline the event, which will include some elements of the traditional Seder
Israel's coronavirus vaccination drive lets Health Ministry issue more lenient guidelines ahead of religious, national holidays
Passover is the first major holiday for Americans to come together since the CDC this month advised that vaccinated people can hold small, unmasked gatherings with unvaccinated people from a single household
The holiday cuisine has been shaped by waves of Jewish immigrants who brought their recipes and added local flavors
The Chief Rabbinate expressed disappointment with the decision, saying it 'harms a majority of the public and the Jewish character of the state'
Such a ban would violate fundamental rights including freedom of religion, and hospital security guards had no authority to enforce it, the court ruled
After almost 30 years in which the shrinking lake retreated further and further from the shore, it is now overflowing its banks. Yet the coronavirus lockdown means no one is here to enjoy it
Trump and Jared Kushner took their three children to a family residence where they celebrated the first night of Passover together, according to reports
A letter from a high official in Jerusalem to the Jewish garrison on Elephantine in fifth century B.C.E. Egypt is the oldest known ex-biblical account of the Pesach ritual
Israel's Health Ministry says the country has around 3,500 ventilators, or roughly one for every 2,500 citizens
Created by ‘anxious Jews’ stuck inside their homes, this weekend’s highly entertaining virtual benefit served as a mirror to the community during a Passover holiday like no other
Only a handful of the 50,000-plus community have been infected so far, with South Africans citing luck and timing
Riccardo Di Segni explains why he imposed coronavirus restrictions on his synagogue before it was required: 'Jewish life is based on companionship – we eat, drink, pray and study together. This has all stopped'
Footage aired Wednesday shows premier holding traditional meal with his son, who doesn’t reside with him, after Health Ministry and Netanyahu himself called on public to keep the Passover seder to members who share household
Instead of staying safe at home during the coronavirus lockdown, these Israelis are providing meals, groceries and sympathy to those in need
'Jill and I know how hard it is for so many families, friends, and communities to not be physically together at Passover this year'