Pesach, the Pope, and More

-This year, Erev Pesach falls on Shabbat; it won’t happen again until 2021. (The Jewish Press)

-Pope Benedict XVI visit to Manhattan’s Park East Synagogue April 18 is the first visit by any pope to an American synagogue. How did Rabbi Arthur Schneier, of all people, pull this off? (Forward)

-In his new book “Culture and Conflict in the Middle East� Philip Carl Salzman argues that more attention needs to be paid to tribalism and less to “Islam.� (The Weekly Standard)

-A well known Jewish author writes a book about birding. So: Is it “about the Jews?� (NJ Jewish News)

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