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Happy Passover 2015!
March 30, 2015

We at want to wish you a wonderful and joyful Passover holiday.

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Passover is April 3 – April 10 this year.

The Priestly Blessing will be recited at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on April 6, 2015 during morning services at 8:45 and around 10:00 a.m.

Need a little inspiration or how-to-help for the Passover Seder? This Passover Resource Center comes to the rescue.

Visit the Jerusalem Insider's Guide aStore to pick up last minute Passover necessities – seder plates, Haggadahs and goodies to keep kids busy and entertained.

As to the menu, find the perfect Passover cookbook to make your seder gastronomically memorable this year. And if you're vegan - don't worry. My friend Rena Reich has you covered, with her newly published Vegan Start Passover Cookbook: Eat Well on Pesach!

By shopping through these links, you also help support our website and show your appreciation for the free information we provide. Thank you!

If you haven't yet, you can sell your chometz online here.

Family Activities During Passover Chol Hamo'ed

If you're going to be in Jerusalem next week and the following week, there's lots to keep you busy during Chol Hamo'ed, the intervening days of Passover.

First, you might want to download your copy of our Introduction to Jerusalem: A Guide to the Holy City. It's the perfect guidebook for anyone planning a short visit (yes, that's a shameless plug for my own book!).

Check out the Open Jerusalem Scavenger Hunts – there are two of them planned during Passover week, so don't miss this opportunity to explore Jerusalem in a hands-on, fun and educational way. No matter how often or how long you've been here, a Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt will make you see our city in a whole new way. To find out more or make reservations, go to our click here.

Ice skating in Jerusalem during Passover – who'd have thought? Head over to Cinema City to chill at the rink.

You might also want to check out some of the kids' activities at the Bible Lands Museum, the Israel Museum or Ir David, the City of David, which is always a fascinating place for people of all ages.

If it's some quite time in nature that you are craving, head for Gazelle Valley, Jerusalem's newest nature preserve that just opened this week. Bring binoculars to catch some wildlife!

Your Prayers in the Wall

If you aren't in Jerusalem, remember that you can always send your prayers to the Western Wall through our site. (Your prayers are strictly confidential and are deleted from our system as soon as they are delivered to the Wall.)

This is a free service that we consider a privilege to provide. Jewish tradition, however, teaches that prayer and charity, together, have the power to change Divine decrees. So please consider super-charging your prayer with a donation to our charity fund for disabled children in Jerusalem. Your donation, however small, would help provide much needed services, therapy and medications for severely disabled children in Jerusalem, as well as food to help them enjoy the upcoming holiday.

Whatever you choose to do and however you choose to celebrate the holiday, may these be days of joy for you and your family. Safe journeys and may we see you soon, here, in Yerushalayim.

Your Hebrew lesson of the day: חג שמח Chag Same'ach - in other words: Happy Holiday!

Celebrate the Passover Seder with Israel
Celebrate the Passover Seder with Israel

Passover is almost here and that means getting ready for the Seder night. All over Israel, families are getting their spring cleaning done, deciding what to cook, and who to invite over.

During the Seder itself, you can hear all of the families in your street singing the songs in the Haggadah, each just a bit differently but all united in the Passover holiday.

Be a part of Israeli Passover this year and learn to read the Haggadah in Hebrew. Join the Israeli Passover Seder and sign up to eTeacher to learn Hebrew from the best teachers in Israel!

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