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Q: I was very happy to find your Lamb Tagine Passover recipe. I bought a Tagine a few years ago, but I've been too intimidated to use it.
The Jewish mystics of the 17th century, the Kabbalists, created a special ritual—modeled after the Passover seder—to celebrate God's presence in nature. Today in modern Israel, Tu BiShvat has become a national holiday, a tree planting festivaTu BiShvat is not mentioned in the Torah. Scholars believe the holiday was originally an agricultural festival, corresponding to the beginning of spring in Israel. But a critical historical event helped Tu BiShvat evolve from a simple celebration of spring to a commemoration of our connection to the land of Israel. After the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 C.E. and the exile that followed, many of the exiled Jews felt a need to bind themselves symbolically to their former homeland. Tu BiShvat served in part to fill that spiritual need. Jews used this time each year to eat a variety of fruits and nuts that could be obtained from Israel. The practice, a sort of physical association with the land, continued for many centuries.l for both Israelis and Jews throughout the world
Passover is known as the springtime holiday. Celebrate the spring season with these foam flowers.
Passover is rich in social justice themes. Here are a few ways to incorporate social action themes into your holiday observance.
This "Twenty-minute Pesach Seder for 2s and 3s" is designed to provide the "telling" of the story with interactive participation throughout.
The seder with its story telling, number significance, role playing and repetition is perfect for preschoolers.
Since the establishment of the State of Israel, four new holidays have been added to the Jewish calendar - Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day), Yom HaAatzmaut (Independence Day), and Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day). In Israel, these holidays are observed as national holidays.