Archive for March, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Passover (03/29)

Monday, March 29th, 2010

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

March 29 : Tonight is 1st night Passover

Did you know that at the Passover seder, the youngest child is instructed to recite the Four Questions?

Known in Hebrew as Mah Nishtana, these questions evoke the central themes of the holiday:

Why do we only eat matzah on this night?

Why do we eat bitter herbs on this night?

Why do we dip our foods twice, once in charoset and once in salt water, on this night?

Why do we eat in a reclining position, propped up by pillows, on this night?

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 tonight at sundown.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Easter (03/29)

Monday, March 29th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore About Easter

March 29 : 06 days till Easter

Did you know that Palm Sunday is also known as Passion Sunday in many Orthodox churches?

Palm Sunday celebrates the triumphant entry of Jesus in Jerusalem, commemorated in many churches by processionals of parishioners who hold palm leaves tied to crosses. The Orthodox church view this as a solemn day of reflection since it portents Jesus’ death just five days later. The term passion is used in Christian parlance to refer to the suffering of Jesus on the Cross.

 

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!

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(March 29) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

Monday, March 29th, 2010

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National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
Celebrating all the Mom and Pop businesses throughout the country, as well as the husbands and wives who have put their life, love, and souls into their businesses.

Holiday Reminder: Easter

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

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Holiday Reminder: Easter will be celebrated next Sunday April 04th.

This year both the Western and Eastern Orthodox (Greek & Russian) Easters are celebrated on the same day.

Visit our Easter celebration for more fun and information.

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

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

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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.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Easter (03/28)

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

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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!

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(March 28) Today we're observing . . .  Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 28th, 2010


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.

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