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Passover

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  • Rev. Robert Farrar Capon on Thanksgiving

    "THANKSGIVING IS indeed the nearest thing we have to a national liturgy. From sea to shining sea, it calls forth a grand harmony of groaning boards. ... Yet, what must we think of a nation that, as the central motif of this gustatory concerto, insists...
  • What is Chanukah?

    It's starting to look a lot like ... Chanukah. Tonight we light the first candle, for it's the first night of this minor, eight-day Jewish holiday that's become a major one in our time. Maybe because of its proximity to Christmas and the temptation to...
  • Hanukkah, the Torah and 'Unscrolled'

    I love Hanukkah. Along with Passover, it’s my favorite holiday -- because it comes steeped in narrative and because it is, essentially, do-it-yourself. Tonight at my house, we will have latkes; we will light the menorah and sing. No intercession...
  • Scholar fights to keep Jewish artifacts from returning to Iraq

    WASHINGTON — Harold Rhode still recalls the euphoria he felt a decade ago after finding thousands of dripping, moldy artifacts of Iraq's once-vibrant Jewish community in the flooded basement of Saddam Hussein's intelligence service headquarters in...
  • Kansas City shooting suspect to face hate crime charges

    Kansas City shooting suspect to face hate crime charges
    The suspect in the Passover Eve killings of three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City is a former Ku Klux Klan leader with a history of hatred for Jews, law enforcement officials said on Monday. Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, faces local and...
  • Jewish center killings to be investigated as hate crimes

    AURORA, Mo. — The killings of three people on the eve of Passover outside two Jewish facilities in a Kansas City suburb are being treated as hate crimes, law enforcement officials said Monday. Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass and others...
  • Obama: Religious intolerance has 'no place in our society'

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Monday called on Americans to stand up against religious bigotry as he offered his support to the families of those killed in shootings at two Jewish community centers in the Kansas City area. “Nobody should have...
  • 'Game of Thrones': Fans react with glee to Purple Wedding

    'Game of Thrones': Fans react with glee to Purple Wedding
    "Game of Thrones" continues to give the commitment-phobic plenty of reasons to avoid weddings. Fans have only just recovered from the shock and horror of last season's Red Wedding when, in Sunday's episode "The Lion and the Rose," yet another nuptial...
  • 31 recipes to celebrate Passover

    31 recipes to celebrate Passover
    From traditional brisket to pomegranate-glazed lamb, flourless chocolate cake to chocolate pecan brownie fudge cake, add new recipes and traditions to your Passover celebrations with these ideas from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen RECIPES: 31 great...
  • Israeli man killed in West Bank shooting

    Israeli man killed in West Bank shooting
    RAMALLAH, West Bank – An Israeli man was killed and at least two people were injured Monday when civilian vehicles came under fire near the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The incident could aggravate tension between Israelis and Palestinians...
  • Local Jewish communities burn leavened bread in observance of Passover

    Local Jewish communities burn leavened bread in observance of Passover
    Members of the Jewish community gathered in a parking lot at Pimlico Race Course on Monday morning and tossed leavened leftovers into more than two dozen incinerating barrels, burning to a crisp items including slices of pizza and boxes of Cheerios....