The weeklong Biblical holiday of Passover begins at sundown Saturday evening. Religious and secular Israelis alike will gather around the table for the festive “seder” meal and recount the story of the exodus from Egypt. “For the Lord your God brought you out of Egypt with a mighty hand, with an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out,” says the “Haggadah” prayer book. Israel has sealed off the Palestinians territories in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip, and security is tight. Everyone still remembers the Palestinian suicide bombing at a Passover seder three years ago that killed 29 people in the coastal city of Netanya. We wish all our subscribers a happy and safe Passover, celebrating our deliverance by the blood of the Lamb! (There will be no “israel today” update on Sunday due to the holiday).