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Jewish holiday which begins on 15th of the Hebrew month of Nisan

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Passover: Jewish holiday which begins on 15th of the Hebrew month of Nisan
Passover or Pesach is a major Jewish holiday and one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays. Together with Shavuot and Sukkot, Passover was one of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals during which the entire population of the kingdom of Judah made a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem. Samaritans still make this pilgrimage to Mount Gerizim, but only men participate in public worship.

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Religious leaders adapt to empty pews [Video]

Religious leaders adapt to empty pews

Mosques, churches and synagogues across the U.S. are confronting a crisis that left many houses of worship empty. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 04:19Published
Coronavirus sees just 10 worshippers permitted to attend Passover event [Video]

Coronavirus sees just 10 worshippers permitted to attend Passover event

The event is usually attended by tens of thousands of people. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Jews go virtual for Passover during quarantine [Video]

Jews go virtual for Passover during quarantine

Like millions of other American Jews, Esther Greenberg is hosting an online seder as her family maintains social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published
How to Celebrate Easter and Passover During a Pandemic [Video]

How to Celebrate Easter and Passover During a Pandemic

With stay-at-home orders in place, families are coming up with alternative ways to observe Easter and Passover.

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