Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Nisan 12, 5775
Maraska Slivovitz
This plum brandy from Eastern Europe is a traditional Passover spirit because it is distilled from fruit rather than grain.
Top Stories
If a deal is reached, who needs to approve it? What are Israel’s alternatives? How are the talks reshaping the Middle East?
Mayor Michael Nutter called a news conference to counter anti-Muslim advertisements on SEPTA buses.
A reader who found a smelly old box of mementos asks whether it's worth trying to clean and preserve the contents or if she should just let go of these old memories that she never really revisited anyway.
Gabe Friedman, JTA
Will Jon Stewart’s successor, who is South African, compare Israeli policies to apartheid?

The Calendar

Wed. Apr 1
Society Hill Synagogue
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed. Apr 1
Society Hill Synagogue
9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Wed. Apr 1
National Museum of American Jewish History
10:30 AM-5:30 PM



Special Investigative Unit of Rabbinic Council busted ’tweens for outsourcing mitzvah projects to other students.
1 hour 55 min ago
Mayor Michael Nutter called a news conference to counter anti-Muslim advertisements on SEPTA buses.
3 hours 13 min ago
Masha Shumatskaya never imagined she would be a war refugee. Even the first time she slept in her windowless hallway.
6 hours 55 min ago
Israeli actor Chaim Topo, or Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, to be awarded the Israel Prize for lifetime achievement.
17 hours 55 min ago Multimedia resource. Recipes, recorded anecdotes to play at seder & appropriate playlists.
19 hours 55 min ago
Check out Ari Blau's parody of Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" song.
21 hours 55 min ago
Struggles of displaced Jewish families who fled eastern Ukraine. Tolkachov family saw Flight 17 fall from the sky.
23 hours 55 min ago
Streits Matzos factory. LowerEastSide. Last family-owned matzah company in US. Closing 90yr old factory after Pesach.
1 day 1 hour ago
Israeli actress Gal Gadot has been selected as the new face of Gucci Fragrances.
1 day 3 hours ago
EDITORIAL - US Jews as divided as Israelis over results of election. Cant let divisions tear apart our community.
1 day 6 hours ago
If you get invited to someone's house for a seder, and the host says not to bring anything, what should you bring?
1 day 17 hours ago
2014 was the second year in a row in which Pennsylvania witnessed a growth in anti-Semitic occurrences.
1 day 18 hours ago
The Maccabeats are back with an awesome cover of Dayenu.
1 day 19 hours ago
To counter anti-Muslim ads on SEPTA, Mayor Nutter is speaking out. New billboards promoting interfaith understanding.
1 day 20 hours ago
Civil Discourse. Read both pieces & reserve your seat for April 8.
1 day 21 hours ago
Cost of beef has skyrocketed. As has price of the Jewish deli sandwich. $7 or $8 treats are now a $9-12 investment.
1 day 22 hours ago
Hillary Clinton said the relationship between the United States & Israel should return to a “constructive footing.”
1 day 23 hours ago
Six13 - Uptown Passover.
2 days 25 min ago
Israel shed its socialist character. Emerged as one of the developed world’s most economically unequal countries.
2 days 1 hour ago
Five of this year’s most compelling new Haggadahs.
2 days 2 hours ago
Frieda Lefeber recently celebrated both her 100th birthday and her first gallery show — in a span of five days.
2 days 4 hours ago
U.S.-Israel relationship's recent crisis a mere speed bump or a sign of a deeper shift in ties between the countries?
3 days 4 hours ago
J Street’s student activists have found themselves on the front lines of a heated campus debate.
3 days 18 hours ago
Family of Israeli feared killed in crash of Germanwings flight accused airline of failing to monitor its staff.
4 days 19 hours ago
Legislation in Spain that would naturalize Sephardic Jews was approved by the country’s lower parliament.
4 days 20 hours ago