Archive for March 28th, 2010
Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about
the Jewish Holiday of Passover
March 28 : 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 us for our Did You Know? countdown to Passover, which begins at sundown on Monday March 29, 2010.
Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore About Easter
March 28 : Palm Sunday
07 days till Easter
Did you know that thousands of Christian pilgrims converge on Jerusalem every year to celebrate the Holy Week of Easter?
On Palm Sunday, pilgrims march through the Holy City, waving palm branches and retracing the steps of Jesus as he made his triumphal entrance into Jerusalem. Then, five days later, pilgrims walk solemnly along the fourteen Stations of the Cross, reenacting Jesus’ procession toward his crucifixion.
Easter is the time of springtime festivals, a time to welcome back the Tulips, Crocuses and 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! Join our Easter festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day and countdown to Easter on April 04th!
Palm Sunday (Christian)
As Jesus made his entry into Jerusalem, the crowds lined his path with palm fronds. In churches today, observances include the blessing and distribution of Palm leaves to their congregants.
Today is also the beginning of Holy Week, the countdown to Christ’s crucifixion and his resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Note: This years extra palm leaves will be used for the ashes on Ash Wednesday 2011.
Easter on the Net: Palm Sunday
photo credit: via flickr