Okay, so you didn’t grow up Jewish or Christian and you need a little help this week. It’s Holy Week for Christians, and Passover begins Saturday for Jews, so here’s some key resources to help you understand the days, their history and peoples’ observances.
ReligionHeadlines, one of the several websites affiliated with Religion Newswriters, @ReligionReport, has several backgrounders that can help on Judiasm. It links to an about.com page with resources on the basics of Passover and common questions about Judaism.
ReligionWriters even offers this primer on how to cover topics related to spirituality and religion and several tools such as links to statistics and story ideas. It also updates a list of links on current topics on this beat.