Archive for March 30th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Passover 2009 (03/30)

Monday, March 30th, 2009

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

March 30 : 09 days till 1st night Passover

Did you know that the Jewish people were enslaved for 410 years in Egypt?

When Moses tried to persuade Pharaoh to release the Israelites, Pharaoh refused. G-d then reigned down a series of ten plagues on the Egyptian people, culminating in the death of the firstborn. After witnessing the devastation of this plague, Pharaoh agreed to Moses’ demand.

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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Did You Know? Countdown to April 2009 (03/30)

Monday, March 30th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about the Month of April

March 30 : 02 days till April

Did you know that William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564?

The month of April is filled with famous birthdays, from the Civil War General and 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822), to the renowned children’s author Hans Christian Anderson (April 2, 1805), to the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell (April 5, 1937). April is also the birth month of dozens of contemporary Hollywood stars, including Uma Thurman, Renee Zellweger, Alec Baldwin, Robert Downey, Jr., and James Garner.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the the month of April! So stop by again tomorrow.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Easter 2009 (03/30)

Monday, March 30th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Easter

March 30 : 13 days till Easter

Did you know that religion historians believe that the holiday of Easter originated with the pagan festival of Eastre, a Saxon celebration of spring and fertility?

The April holiday included a number of the same springtime rituals and symbols that today feature in Christianity’s celebration of Easter. Included among these are the rabbit and the egg, both ancient Pagan symbols of fertility.

Easter is the time of springtime festivals, a time to welcome back the Tulips, the Crocuses and the Daffodils. A time for Christians to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Christ. And a time of chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and colored eggs!

So join our Easter festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Easter on April 12th!

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(March 30) Today we're celebrating . . .  Grass Is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day

Monday, March 30th, 2009


Grass Is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day*
Here’s to those who are happily satisfied and have chosen to look no further than their own relationships, their jobs, and their lives for greener pastures.

*Or is it?

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