Passover begins with sunset Friday

Passover begins Friday at sundown and that means it's time to eat matzah, find the afikomen and avoid most of the other items of the seder plate (and possibly some relatives, as well).

Washington, DC — Passover and Easter — intrinsically linked in the Jewish and Christian traditions — are both being celebrated this weekend. For observant Jews, Passover commemorates the Hebrews' liberation from slavery under Egypt's pharaoh.

LOS ANGELES— Coca-Cola may be off the menu for the Passover feast — at least in California. As millions of Jews celebrate the Biblical story of the exodus from Egypt on Friday night, Coke says it's been forced out of California by state laws on toxic

By TARA PARKER-POPE, Editor In this week's Recipes for Health, Martha Rose Shulman takes us on a tour of the Mediterranean to discover a Sephardic Passover meal, with dishes from Turkey, Greece, North Africa and the Middle East.

Most of us already know the story of Passover: Charlton Heston tells Yul Brynner Let my people go you damn dirty pharaoh! then they both sing When You.