Monday, April 10, 2017

"Have a Meaningful Passover"


WHAT IS PASSOVER?
FROM CHABAD.ORG

What Is Passover?

The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan, April 10–18, 2017. It commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. It is observed by avoiding leaven, and highlighted by the Seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matzah and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus. In 2017,
In Hebrew it is known as Pesach (which means “to pass over”), because G‑dpassed over the Jewish homes when killing the Egyptian firstborn on the very first Passover eve.

The Passover Story in a Nutshell

After many decades of slavery to the Egyptian pharaohs, during which time the Israelites were subjected to backbreaking labor and unbearable horrors, G‑d saw the people’s distress and sent Moses to Pharaoh with a message: “Send forth My people, so that they may serve Me.” But despite numerous warnings, Pharaoh refused to heed G‑d’s command. G‑d then sent upon Egypt ten devastating plagues, afflicting them and destroying everything from their livestock to their crops.
At the stroke of midnight of 15 Nissan in the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), G‑d visited the last of the ten plagues on the Egyptians, killing all their firstborn. While doing so, G‑d spared the children of Israel, “passing over” their homes—hence the name of the holiday. Pharaoh’s resistance was broken, and he virtually chased his former slaves out of the land. The Israelites left in such a hurry, in fact, that the bread they baked as provisions for the way did not have time to rise. Six hundred thousand adult males, plus many more women and children, left Egypt on that day and began the trek to Mount Sinai and their birth as G‑d’s chosen people.
To read the complete Passover story click here

53 comments:

  1. We hope you will enjoy a most meaningful Passover time. Love that yarmulke on you, Cody!

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  2. Chag Pesach Sameach, Cody, Caren, Dakota and Dad Lenny!

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  3. I hope your Passover is full of meaning.

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  4. Cody, you look great with a kippa on your head!
    Chag sameach!

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    1. Thank you!!! Chag sameach to you too!!! xoxo

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  5. Ready for the second Seder? I love that you included more info. Knowledge is the step to understand all cultures xoxox

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    1. Nope!! Thankfully we no longer do two Seders!!!!! YAY!!!!! Thank you too! xoxo

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  6. It has been a while since I've read the Passover story, so thanks for sharing this. Hope you have a good Passover!

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    1. you are welcome and thank you for caring!

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  7. Have a purrfect Passover, Cody. Big hug to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

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  8. Have a happy holiday
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  9. Shalom!
    Wishing you...
    Peace, Good times,
    Good health
    and Happiness...
    on Passover & always!

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  10. I appreciate the history of the term. Many are not sure and this is a good thing for all of us to understand. Thank you. . I didn't know myself until 10 years ago. Happy Passover. 💗

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    1. Thank you!! I didn't know all of it either and I'm Jewish lol. I was kicked out of Sunday School ;)

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  11. I hope your Passover is pleasingly purrfect Cody! We enjoyed reading the Passover story!

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  12. Happy Passover to you and your family ! Thank you for explaining us the meaning of that celebration. Purrs

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  13. Happy Passover to all of you ... we hope it is full of love and meaning.

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  14. Happy Passover to you and your family. Thanks for sharing the story of the holiday.

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  15. Happy Passover.
    That video was informative and great too :)
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  16. Happy Passover Cody and Caren.
    Sue B

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  17. Have a Happy (and meaningful) Passover!
    Our Mom loves history...so this post was a treat.
    Purrs,
    Winston and Emily

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    1. You are so sweet and I deeply appreciate that! Thank you!!! xoxo

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  18. Enjoy Passover dear friends!

    Love, Pam, Angel Sam and Ted

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  19. A happy and blessed Passover to all of you!

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  20. Cody, you look adorable. Hope you have a meaningful Passover!

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  21. Happy Passover to you and all your family! It's always good to learn more about religion and history. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Interesting read :)

    Happy Passover!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  23. Happy Passover to you and your familly Cody.

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  24. dood....we sendin sum passover greetingz two yur email coz yesturr day thiz page wood knot load....purrhapz it bee R pea cea.... ??? happee bee lated passover two ewe N yur familee ♥♥

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    1. Thank you so much! I was gone til about 12:30 and have practically just started my email so I am super behind, will look for it! Thank you!!!! xoxo

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  25. Happy Passover to you and yours!! It is a lovely holiday. My peeps once shared it with family friends.
    Hugs madi and mom

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    1. Thank you!! I LOVE when I hear that, I think it is so special when people of different faiths join in! I have been to midnight mass before (I LOVED it) and I am obviously not Catholic! lol xoxo

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  26. Cody - I hope you and your family have a very happy passover

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  27. Happy Passover to you too dear friend. We hope you can enjoy it with special family and/or friends.

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  28. thanks for the chance to learn more about Passover! Have a great weekend!

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  29. Cody you're so sweet as usual, thanks for sharing the story. Happy passover to you, Dakota and your humans! xx

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  30. We enjoyed reading the story of Passover! Hope you guys have a wonderful holiday!

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  31. Thank you for sharing the Passover story. Have a wonderful and peaceful weekend!

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  32. Happy Passover to you, and I really appreciate your sharing about this.

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    1. that was extremely kind of you, thank you!

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  33. A blessed Passover to you and your whole family!

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  34. Hope your Passover was peaceful and full of happiness,xx Rachel and Speedy

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  35. Chag Pesach Sameach, dear friends! We hope yours has been meaningful and enjoyable! Do you observe for seven days or eight? We had matzo brei for breakfast this morning,nom!

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    1. Chag Pesach Sameach to all of you as well!!!!! Sadly, we observe 8 lol!! I was going to make matzo brei for breakfast today, might make it as a Passover ending tomorrow evening...haven't had it yet this year and I love it!!!!! Hope your Passover was wonderful! xoxo

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  36. Thank you for sharing the story of Passover. We hope yours was enjoyable :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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