Saturday, April 20, 2019

Happy Passover and Happy Easter!


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:
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To those who celebrate,
Chag Sameach!!

To our friends who will celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 21st, we  wish you a Happy Easter!!! 



41 comments:

  1. Happy Passover and Happy Spring, all of you! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Happy Passover and Easter to you as well!! We hope you have a blessed weekend :)

    xoxo,
    Matilda & Matt

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  3. Happy Passover dear friends!
    xxoo
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, Rufus the Red, and Ernie

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  4. Happy Passover dear friends. I hope your holiday is a joyous one.

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  5. Happy Passover and Easter!

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  6. Happy Easter and Passover to you from us!!

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam

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  7. Have a wonderful Holy and Holiday.
    Purrs
    ERin

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  8. Thank you, Caren, I enjoyed your post and you have covered all of us and done it well. I love the word kavetching. I am the master at that

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    1. you are most welcome Sandra!!! I am a master of "kavetching" too!!!

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  9. Happy Passover to you. I'm sorry but I have to ask, can you not write God on your blog?

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    1. Thank you! Hoping you had a pawesome Easter! No apologies necessary, that was copied and pasted....I can write "God" but where it was copied from I guess they don't want to.

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  10. Chag Pesach Sameach, Cody, Caren, Lenny and Dakota! XO

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  11. Happy Passover, Easter and spring to you too pals!!!

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  12. hehehehe passover Bunny,I like that hoppy passover and hoppy Easter,xx Speedy

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  13. What a fun post and photos for Passover ~ love the kitties and bunny!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  14. Thank you for the wonderful story of passover and love that you put it in your blog. When we had our bakery we made matzoh for Passover in 17 minutes unleavened and it was great great fun and not all that easy but it was a really good matzo.

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  15. a koshern un freilichen Pesach
    Thanks for the great Passover Story and the Easter Wishes!
    Purrs
    Marv

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  16. Happy Belated Passover. Happy Easter! XO

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  17. I hope it was a joyous Passover for you all!

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  18. Catzowey! Happy Everything cuz we are all the creatures created by the same PURRson up above and that PURRson loves us all for sure in a meowvalous and doggone great way

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  19. Chag Sameach Caren and Cody. Thank You

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  20. Sorry that I'm late to the party, but hope a joyous Passover was had by all!

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  21. Thank you for this most beautiful post filled Passover information I did not know.
    Hugs Cecilia

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  22. Happy belated Easter and Passover. Ironically, I went to a Jewish preschool so I grew up knowing most of these things - but I've forgotten. I never will forget when my parents got me a dreidel. I still have it too!

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  23. I learnt what is passover. Thanks...

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  24. We purray your Passover was blest Cody. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  25. Caren,

    One of my favorite movies as a kids is 'The Ten Commandments' with Charlton Heston. That's a great classic! I learned about the Israelites being in bondage to the Egyptians in Sunday School and have a general understanding of the way the Passover came about. I remember watching the movie and when it got to the final plague I hoped that Pharroah would let the Israelites leave so noone would die but I knew that wouldn't change what really happened. I hope y'all had a blessed Passover. We had a lovely Easter celebrating Jesus' rescurrection. :) Blessings to you, my friend!

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  26. We hope you were able to celebrate all your holidays with all the right trimmings as needed. Kvetching...that made me giggle!

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    1. I just read somewhere else that you are nto feeling too well, so we are pawyering for you to get well soon, and may your family crisis go away, and may peace reign. ((( ♥ )))

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