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  • Santa, the Easter bunny and raising a Jewish child

    December 19, 2013 | 1:30 pm

    Last spring, I found myself averting my eyes when my 4-year-old mentioned something about the Easter bunny in front of my dad.

    We were at my parents’ home in Michigan for Passover and my son said, “When I get back to Brooklyn, the Easter bunny is going to bring me a basket!”

    I...

  • Pope Francis, Rome chief rabbi exchange holiday greetings

    April 1, 2013 | 6:40 am

    Pope Francis and Rome’s Chief Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni exchanged greetings to mark Passover and Easter.

    The two holidays overlap this year: Easter is on Sunday; Passover started last week and ends Tuesday.

    The holidays, Di Segni wrote to the pontiff, “represent both the link and...

  • Jon Stewart: Faith/Off - Easter vs. Passover

    By JewishJournal

    April 10, 2012 | 12:12 pm

    Passover celebrants have to take it up a notch to compete with the chocolate eggs and fake grass of Easter.

  • Passover: U.S vs. Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 10, 2012 | 10:46 am

    Happy Passover! Or is it Merry Easter? Eastover? After spending some time in the States, I can confidently claim that at any given moment during the month of the best holiday ever, there are more Easter eggs than Haggadahs in most states. Spending the last summer in the states made...

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  • Happy Passover, Happy Easter, Happy Faith

    By Ilana Angel

    April 6, 2012 | 9:47 am

    This weekend marks an important time for people of many faiths.  It is Passover and also Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  I am someone whose life is made easier with faith.  I’m also one that does not judge people based on faith.  The way I see it, faith allows us to lean on...

  • Ignorance is Bliss…

    By Julia Bendis

    April 22, 2011 | 9:28 pm

    All the Christians out there, help me figure this out!  When a neighbor asks me if I have big plans for Easter weekend, and I say “Not really, we are Jewish”, should this be the next sentence out of their mouth: “Oh, I know you are Jewish, but aren’t you doing something for Easter...

  • Judge denies Easter Mass for Jewish girl

    March 25, 2010 | 12:05 pm

    A court in Chicago has ruled that a father may not take his Jewish daughter to Catholic Mass on Easter.

    Joseph Reyes grabbed headlines when he took his daughter to church and had her baptized despite a temporary restraining order filed by his estranged wife that bars him from...

  • Artists Converge After ‘The Passion’

    By David Finnigan

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Christian children wearing their Sunday best for last week's Easter services understandably could forget, amidst their Easter egg hunts, that the Last Supper of Jesus was a Passover seder.

    But in this season of Easter and Passover, connections between the holidays has inspired...

  • Passover vs. Easter

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    If you want proof that the communion wafer is just a matzo knockoff, or if you wonder where eggs really belong (seder plate? White House lawn? Omelette?), check out "The Jews vs. Christians" on April 3 at bang. Improv Studio on Fairfax Avenue.

    Twenty-four Jewish and Christian members...

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