Friday, March 30, 2018

Passover and Easter Fall Together This year!

Passover is first on the agenda because it arrived Friday, March 30th at sunset and will be celebrated until April 7th.

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
To our Jewish friends:
Card from care2.com

To those who celebrate,
Chag Sameach!!

To our friends who will celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 1st, we are wishing you a Happy Easter today because some kitty is having a BIRTHDAY this Sunday!! Can you guess who?




31 comments:

  1. Happy Passover to your household :)
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  2. Thank you for the Easter wishes. Happy Passover! Chag Sameach! (I hope I said that right.) TW is a big fan of matzos—we get the free 5-lb boxes—cos they don't contain salt and taste good with all kinds of preserves and cheese.

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    1. you are most welcome and you said it purrfectly! Wish you lived by me, we could have a matzo fest!!! Seriously!!!! You should make fried matzo (matzo brie), with eggs..........it's sooooooooo good!!!

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  3. Its furry special that this year all the important days fall together! And how cool that your Birthday is included! Wowee!

    So: Happy Passover (is it supposed to be spoken about that way? IDK...)
    Happy Easter, too!
    And of course (early)Happy Birthday!!
    Even though its not quite time yet...We made you a card and will send it per email.

    Purrs for happy catabrating with your furmily:)

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    1. yes you can say it any way that you want and we thank you!!! Cody LOVES his card so much that he is displaying it on his blog tomorrow! Thank you and Happy Easter! xoxo

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  4. Happy holidays to everyone who celebrates this weekend! We're a secular household (although we love attending the Blessing of the Animals at Olvera street) so we will just be enjoying the weekend.

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  5. Happy Passover!

    And next weekend is the Greek Easter, which I don't really celebrate because I'm not really into religion, though I was baptized Greek Orthodox as a baby.

    Happy Holidays to everyone :)

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    1. thank you!! You KNOW I am obsessed with all things Greek so I think that is super cool!!!! xoxo

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  6. Happy Passover to you all. And a very happy birthday to "some kitty" too, in advance. :-)

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  7. Happy Passover and Easter.
    Sue B

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  8. Have a blessed week end.. early happy birthday to kitty

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  9. I love the Passover bunny, Cody =)
    Happy Passover to you!

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    1. Thank you so much and happy early Easter!!

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  10. Thanks Cody! I hope you all have a wonderful Passover.

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  11. Happy Passover! Cody looks very proper and cute. The Passover Bunny is too funny!

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    1. Thank you! I think Cody looks like that should be his Bar Mitzvah photo lol. Happy Early Easter!

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  12. Happy Passover.

    Have a purrfect day, Cody. My best to your mom. ♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you! Have a wonderful Easter!!! xoxo

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  13. Happy Passover! Looking forward to somekitty's birthday :)

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    1. awww thank you!! We wish you a most happy Easter!!!

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  14. Happy Passover and a special purr to Cody the birthday boy!
    xxoo
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

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    1. thank you and happy early Easter to you!! xoxo

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  15. Happy Passover! And I hope some kitty has a wonderful birthday today!!!

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