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Old 04-16-2011, 11:45 PM
 
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Wishing you and yours a ziessen Pesach (PEH-sahkh, PAY-sahkh), a sweet Passover.

The 8-day Jewish Biblical Festival of Pesach (Ex. 12:14-20, 13:1-10 and Lev. 23:4-8), begins on the 15th day of Nissan and ends on the 22nd day of Nissan (that's the Babylonian 'Nissan', not the Japanese 'Nissan'), which this year, this will be from sundown, Monday, April 18, to sundown, Tuesday, April 26 on the civil calendar (in Israel, Pesach ends at sundown on Monday, April 25).

Named for the 'passing over' of the Angel of Death that slew the first born sons of the Egyptians, Pesach celebrates the liberation of the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt and the beginning of the Israelite, now Jewish people, and has been continuously celebrated for more than 3,300 years.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:11 PM
 
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And a zisn pesach to you too!

(I must say, the degree to which food science technology has expanded what's available at this time of year is well on the way towards astounding!)
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:33 PM
 
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Wishing you and yours a ziessen Pesach (PEH-sahkh, PAY-sahkh), a sweet Passover.

The 8-day Jewish Biblical Festival of Pesach (Ex. 12:14-20, 13:1-10 and Lev. 23:4-8), begins on the 15th day of Nissan and ends on the 22nd day of Nissan (that's the Babylonian 'Nissan', not the Japanese 'Nissan'), which this year, this will be from sundown, Monday, April 18, to sundown, Tuesday, April 26 on the civil calendar (in Israel, Pesach ends at sundown on Monday, April 25).

Named for the 'passing over' of the Angel of Death that slew the first born sons of the Egyptians, Pesach celebrates the liberation of the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt and the beginning of the Israelite, now Jewish people, and has been continuously celebrated for more than 3,300 years.
Thank you for your well wishes but I now find myself thinking about and questioning the love and justice of a God who killed all the innocent first-born, and perhaps many of who were children of good people whose only crime may have been a lack of education or knowledge. The inference is that the population of Egypt unanimously backed and held the same beliefs and values of Pharaoh, which we know has never been true in any government, and yet the Bible also gives rulers authority and in several places speaks to abiding by and accepting that authority.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:19 PM
 
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Wishing you and yours a ziessen Pesach (PEH-sahkh, PAY-sahkh), a sweet Passover.

The 8-day Jewish Biblical Festival of Pesach (Ex. 12:14-20, 13:1-10 and Lev. 23:4-8), begins on the 15th day of Nissan and ends on the 22nd day of Nissan (that's the Babylonian 'Nissan', not the Japanese 'Nissan'), which this year, this will be from sundown, Monday, April 18, to sundown, Tuesday, April 26 on the civil calendar (in Israel, Pesach ends at sundown on Monday, April 25).

Named for the 'passing over' of the Angel of Death that slew the first born sons of the Egyptians, Pesach celebrates the liberation of the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt and the beginning of the Israelite, now Jewish people, and has been continuously celebrated for more than 3,300 years.
I notice there are a lot of festivals, holidays(Hannukah) and customs that are 8-days long. Why is this ?
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:18 PM
 
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So that's why there are a whole bunch of cars at the Rabbi's house down the street.
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