Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Passover message from the Anti-Semitism Report

Dear Readers,
Tonight, the Jewish people around the world will be participating in a week long ceremony called Passover (or Pesach in Hebrew). The holiday is in commemoration of the Exodus from Egypt and with this holiday come even stronger rules than those of only Kosher. Jewish people, during this time (the evening of April 8 - evening of April 16th) cannot each any leaven products because just like the Jews who couldn't even eat any bread during the Exodus, so too we will eat the Matzos thay they made. However, as with other Jewish holidays, Anti-Semitism rears its ugly head. Here below are some of the few modern day examples that center around something called the blood libel, an accusation that stems from roughly 1st Century.

However, the accusations shown above from Arab TV (as well as other accusations of blood libels made in other forms (see The Canterbury Tales) does not tell the story of Passover. To end on a more upbeat note, here is a short song telling the story of Passover (tagline: According to Wikipedia!), enjoy and Chag Samayach/Happy Holiday!

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