Israel, New York, LA to London, Paris, Rome Jews Celebrate Passover
Israel News Agency
Israel --- April 6, 2012 .... One just might call it the largest
Passover Seder table in the world. From Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
to New York and London, thousands of Jewish Internet surfers are
uploading Passover stories, photos, recipes and videos on Facebook.
"Passover is all about family and Facebook is helping to
bring families and friends together on this special Jewish holiday,"
says Internet and social media pioneer Joel Leyden.
we are witnessing now is the upside of social media. Where once
upon a time families and friends were separated by miles and borders,
today you can simply turn on your laptop, iPad or iPhone and be
a part of a Seder which is taking place thousands of miles away."
a PR crisis communications consultant who created the first commercial
Website in Israel, the first Website for the Israel Defense Forces
and the Office of the Prime Minister has created a group on Facebook
On this social media page one can upload a wide variety of content
and share this Passover content with thousands of friends around
eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring,
from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan.
This Jewish holiday commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites
from slavery in ancient Egypt.
Twitter and YouTube have made it possible for us to eat matzah,
turkey and pass the wine and honey around the world while we celebrate
Passover," says Leyden. "The time zones and cultures are
very different. In Israel families are now preparing for the Passover
Seder which will take place only once in Israel. After this Seder
those living in Israel will be on vacation for a week, taking families
to the green north or for a trek in the biblical desert. In New
York, Toronto, Buenos Aires and Madrid, in the Diaspora, Passover
is celebrated twice with two Passover dinners. The accent is more
on the prayer and food than on a holiday around the country."
what will the digital Passover Haggadah look like in years to
am hoping to coordinate Passover events around the world with
families in Israel video conferencing with Skype and sharing their
Seders with those in LA, Montreal and Brussels. We have the technology
to bring the Jewish nation together for all holidays. So why not?"
adds, that social media is also helping to assist the Jewish poor.
are many non-profit organizations such as Yad
Ezra V'Shulamit and Meir
Panim in Israel and UJA-Federation
of New York, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty and The
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) based in
the US which collect moneys, donations through social media Websites
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and use these moneys to feed those
suffering from poverty. Social media can save lives and feed children.
We need to click on these non-profit organizations and give what
This is the very definition of these holidays. Whether it be Passover
or Easter, these are the times to celebrate freedom, love and
humanitarism by helping those less fortunate."
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