Did You Know? Countdown to Passover 2009 (03/28)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about the Jewish Holiday of Passover

March 28 : 11 days till 1st night Passover

Did you know that in addition to its religious significance, Passover also has an agricultural foundation? The holiday marks the beginning of the spring harvest season, which culminates seven weeks later with the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.

Spring has arrived and with it comes the eight-day Jewish holiday of freedom. It’s time to clean out your chametz, open up a box of matzah and set up for your seder. So join our Passover festivities to learn all about this pinnacle holiday in the Jewish calendar.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the first night of Passover on April 08th (begins at sundown)! So stop by again tomorrow.

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One Response to “Did You Know? Countdown to Passover 2009 (03/28)”

  1. Michael Jensen Says:

    I cannot believe that the firstborn of Egypt, especially the younger ones and infants, were less innocent or worthy than the firstborn of Israel. Their death, at the hand of the god of Abraham, was a cosmic crime perpetrated by a tribal deity, whose pretense to be the universal God has led to immense violence.
    While I will respect the holiday out of respect for the Jewish people, as I respect the holidays of other Abrahamic sects out of respect for my friends who observe them, I take this occasion to denounce the deeds of this so-called god of the universe. I will worship tribal deities who do not make claims beyond their peoples. This is why I have been a Pagan most of my life, and will not hide nor apologise for my faith.
    Blessed Be,
    End of sermon.

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