Archive for April 7th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Passover 2009 (04/07)

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

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

April 07 : 01 day till 1st night Passover

Did you know that at some seder tables a second cup, known as Miriam’s Cup, is also set out?

Miriam’s Cup, in honor of Moses’ sister, is filled with water and symbolizes the miracle of Miriam’s well, which sustained the Israelites during their long journey in the desert. It is also used to highlight the contributions of women to Jewish culture, both past and present.

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 Easter 2009 (04/07)

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Easter

April 07 : 05 days till Easter

Did you know that the trumpet shape of the Easter Lily is considered symbolic of the heralding of Jesus on his triumphant entry into Jerusalem?

Biblical scholars also tell us that lilies may have grown in the Garden of Gethsemane, where Judas betrayed Jesus.

Did you know that 95 percent of the world’s Easter Lilies are produced by just ten growers along the California-Oregon border? Known as the Easter Lily Capital of the World, this area sees more than 15 million lily bulbs planted each year to meet the Easter demand.

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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(April 07) Today we're celebrating . . .  No Housework Day

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009


No Housework Day
No chores. No guilt. Let your dishes sit for a day and your laundry pile up. Just make sure to do something worthwhile with all your found time!

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