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Passover in pictures
April 6th, 2012
11:59 AM ET

Passover in pictures

(CNN)–Having grown up Catholic, photographer Jordi Cohen found an unfamiliar scene during Passover last spring. What had started as a vacation during Holy Week in Jerusalem, turned into a reportage project.

The seven-day holiday (eight days outside of Israel) marks the Israelites’ escape from slavery in Egypt thousands of years ago.

The festival, also called Pesach, falls in Jewish month of Nissan, and begins at sunset on April 6 this year.

See the full gallery at the CNN Photo blog.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Faith Now • Holidays • Judaism

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    April 9, 2012 at 6:02 pm |
  6. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer really changes things

    April 8, 2012 at 7:43 am |
    • Jesus

      More lies, prayer doesn’t not; you are so full of crap and lies. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!

      April 8, 2012 at 9:40 am |
    • Prayer changes things

      Once again the impostor Jesus proves that atheism is not healthy for children and other living things.

      April 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
    • Jeeus

      "Prayer changes things

      Once again the impostor Jesus proves that atheism is not healthy for children and other living things."

      Thanks for proving what a liar you are since your using different handles. LOL!

      Prayer doesn’t not; you are so full of crap and lies. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!"

      April 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
    • Prayer changes things

      Self appointed idiot on the blog calling itself Jeeus proves with every post that atheism is not healthy for children and other living things. What responsible parent would ever want a child to grow up to be like Jeeus?

      April 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
    • Jesus

      "Prayer changes things

      Self appointed idiot on the blog calling itself Jeeus proves with every post that atheism is not healthy for children and other living things. What responsible parent would ever want a child to grow up to be like Jeeus?"

      More lies on top of more lies showing your desperation even though you keep using other handles. Thanks for continuing to prove what a liar you are.

      April 8, 2012 at 7:59 pm |
  7. Jesus is Lord

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    April 8, 2012 at 7:00 am |
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  9. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things*

    April 7, 2012 at 6:48 am |
    • Jesus

      *~Prayer doesn’t not; you are so full of crap and lies. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!"

      April 7, 2012 at 10:20 am |
    • gerald

      "Jeezzzus", your concept of God is flawed. His purpose is not to take away the suffering in this world but to help us frow from and endure it. Sometimes he interveens and I have had direct intervention in my life due to prayer but he is not a vending machine any more than a good parent should be.

      April 7, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
    • Jesus

      "Sometimes he interveens and I have had direct intervention in my life due to prayer "

      Seeing as you are the same person as the original poster it keeps showing what a liar you are. Plus, it's been proven it's all in your head, so you did it all yourself.

      April 8, 2012 at 9:30 am |
    • gerald

      Jeez,

      Seek help. Check yourself in to a hospital. They will get you on the right medication.

      April 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
  10. Nii

    The Atheists on this blog sometimes poke expensive fun! Hope u behave this way only to theists. However among religionists(believing/non-believing) your religion doesn't seem to give any emotional maturity. No wonder even among non-believers you are a minority. You are a step away from God or asylum

    April 6, 2012 at 11:02 pm |
    • JJ

      Wow, who's making fun of who now Nii?

      April 7, 2012 at 11:21 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      What, exactly, is "expensive fun", Nii? I just got back from CA. Now THAT was some expensive fun. Somehow, I am guessing that "expensive" doesn't mean what you think it means.

      April 7, 2012 at 8:12 pm |
  11. Dude's got a Jesus Stucky

    The guy in the picture looks like he is having terrible trouble with his constipation. The Bible clearly is backing up his plumbing.

    April 6, 2012 at 9:59 pm |
  12. JJ

    Nisus Wettus: Crucifixion?
    Mr. Cheeky: Ah, no. Freedom.
    Nisus Wettus: What?
    Mr. Cheeky: Eh, freedom for me. They said I hadn't done anything, so I can go free and live on an island somewhere.
    Nisus Wettus: Oh, oh that´s jolly good well. Off you go then.
    Mr. Cheeky: No, I'm only pulling your leg, it's crucifixion really!
    Nisus Wettus: [laughing] Oh, I see, very good. Well...
    Mr. Cheeky: Yes I know, out the door, one cross each, line on the left.

    April 6, 2012 at 6:51 pm |
    • Goldy

      My favorite:

      Brian: I am NOT the Messiah!
      Arthur: I say you are Lord, and I should know. I've followed a few.

      April 7, 2012 at 11:31 am |
    • Jill

      Brilliant.

      April 7, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
  13. readitagain

    Modern Jews don't observe the Passover of the Torah (Nisan 14). They completely skip it and only observe the Festival of Unfermented Cakes starting on Nisan 15.

    April 6, 2012 at 6:26 pm |
  14. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    April 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
    • Jesus

      .Prayer doesn’t not; you are so full of crap and lies. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!".

      April 7, 2012 at 11:33 am |
  15. Bootyfunk

    looking at the pic, all i can think is, hey, i read when i'm taking a dump too!

    April 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
  16. Voice of Reason

    This opening picture is extremely disturbing to a normal human being. Lock this dude up and put him on some meds!

    April 6, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
    • AGuest9

      That would apply to half the people on this blog.

      April 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
    • Miriam

      I know those who are posting have already developed a viewpoint, but to the fair-minded – the picture shows a person experiencing strong emotion – just as an athlete's face might be contorted if they are making a supreme effort in their sport, or a student showing inetnse concentration or emotion reading the results of their exams. I find none of those disturbing. If one does not bring a prejudice against religion to this, it is similar.A facet of the human experience.

      I suggest the nasty, adolescent bathroom humor is out of place.

      April 7, 2012 at 4:16 pm |

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