Posts Tagged ‘Passover’

Swarm of locusts in Egypt recalls biblical plague Comments 0

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

With Passover only weeks away, the timing of a massive swarm of locusts in Egypt is striking many Israelis as downright biblical. Millions of the grasshopper-like insects have swarmed Israel’s southern neighbour, damaging crops. Some have since made their way to southern Israel. On the eve of Passover, which this year begins at sundown on Read more

The sad, secular substitutes for Easter Comments 0

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Perhaps no period of the year — not even when Christmas is reduced to XMAS — tells us better how impoverished are the sad, searching celebrations presented as stand-ins for Passover and Holy Week. Like a journeyman basketball player who lacks the magic of Michael Jordan in his prime, these events, sent in as subs, Read more