Belief Bytes: Friday’s Religion News Roundup

Here is your Religion News roundup for today:

By Kevin Eckstrom
c. Religion News Service 2012
Reprinted with permission

“Warm wishes for a blessed Good Friday and a Happy Passover to our Christian and Jewish friends out there …

You know it must be Good Friday when the photos emerge from the Philippines of devotees submitting themselves to modern-day crucifixions. Catholic officials, as in years past, discourage the practice but say there’s little they can do to stop it.

And you know it must be Passover because there’s yet another cheesy Passover video (who knew the ancient Egyptians knew how to vogue?). For a less cheesy version, POTUS offers holiday greetings.

An Israeli entrepreneur who’s invented cannabis cookies (a kind of edible medical marijuana) has won his fight to get them certified kosher for Passover. Bet they’re better than matzo. Just someone please save some haroseth for me.

And, from the Dept. of Who Knew?, there’s apparently a running Jewish debate about whether bugs and other crawly things on vegetables are kosher for Passover and need to be wiped away (or not). And a man in St. Louis has become the temporary owner of 56,000 or more closets full of leavened goods that are definitely not kosher for Passover.”

Read the rest of the article here:

-Samantha Freda, Wilmington Faith and Values news intern

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