Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Passover!


  In a perfect world, Passover this year would fall on April 18th.  That way, I could write an A-Z Challenge post for the letter 'P' (because "Passover" starts with 'P,' that's why).  But, since the world isn't perfect (have you even seen the Chevy Volt?), it starts today. 
  NOTE:  I realize today is also Good Friday, one of the most holy days in the Christian calendar.  I'd hate for the nuns at Saint Stanislaus to think I had forgotten and gone completely to Satan.
 
  Don't worry, I'll be back toward the later part of the month (April 18th, as a matter of fact) to talk a bit more about this commemoration of the Hebrew escape from Egypt.   

  But, I didn't want to let the day go without passing along my best wishes for a very Happy Passover!


16 comments:

  1. Happy Passover and Good Friday Al. It's a shame that there's very little good about today but I won't complain here.

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  2. Found you through a - z. Your E post made me laugh until I cried. I'll be back for more....

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  3. Thank you, Al, for wishing this-here goofy little Protestant a Happy Passover! :) Back at ya.

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  4. I was raised Catholic and my husband is Jewish. SO its a bunch of Cashew mess in our house! thanks for posting that and keeping it silly, the way I like it!

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  5. Thanks Al, I echo Dawn's sentiments, any excuse for a celebration is fine with me..!

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  6. Happy Passover & happy Good Friday!

    I know you're eating meat today. . . but at east have some bitter herbs to go with it, OK??

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  7. I'll have to wait for the full passover post to know, but happy passover and easter and good friday and Easter monday and why not christmas too while we're at it.

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  8. @Matthew: Nope, not a lot of good going on in the world today. But, we have hope, friends, and family. And that may be the point.
    @Laurie: Once I finish changing the oil in the tractor and yelling at the dog (or is it the other way around...?), I'll stop by your blog. That's a promise. Or creepy threat. Whichever works.
    @Dawn: I'm thinking it's the spirit of the holiday. On the same day as Good Friday. A hopeful day in its own right. If nothing else, it's the Yankees' first game of the season.
    @jdracecar: Mrs. Penwasser #1 was Jewish (presumably still is). I learned an awful lot about her faith from her. For instance, I loved seders (and not just because of the wine. Well...). And, yes, we had a "Hanukkah Bush."
    @Shrinky: It really works for me. Tonight: Lemon Bundt Cake!!
    @Mary: How'd you know I ate meat today (the nuns at Saint Stanislaus would lose their minds!!)? But, I do realize the meaning of BOTH days and am (I hope) properly respectful. Well, for me.
    @Pat: We can only eat so much chocolate before we explode. Or look like Michael Moore.

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  9. Written by a true mensch! Thank you, Al.

    I'm sure Passover has on occasion fallen on April 18th, though that does you no good this year. The Jewish calendar is something I'll never understand, nor our failure to celebrate Passover with chocolate eggs. This year, thanks to the Christian world, we can.

    Happy Easter, Passover, & Good Friday.
    xoRobyn

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  10. Chocolate eggs? No kidding. Still, matzo bread with peanut butter.....kinda hard to beat that.

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  11. It's the start of Passover and Good Friday? I always thought it was just the day to plant potatoes.

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  12. Does Passover always fall on Good Friday? When I was very young, I used to spend Good Friday following the stations of the cross, crying my eyes out. Now, you can barely find an open church to do that in.

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  13. @Nancy: It doesn't always fall on Good Friday. But, it falls very near it. But, since the Last Supper was a seder, Jerusalem was full of people for Passover (either that or they heard the Stones were in town), and Pilate took a trip there to see what all the hubbub was, it's pretty darn close to Easter. I, too, used to do the same with Stations of the Cross. Except I was an altar boy and the priest spoke the Stations in Slovak, meaning I only knew when to move when a bell sounded. I still remember them though.
    @Ruth: Isn't the timing something? Now that I think more on it, it would have been more accurate if Passover were to occur on Holy (or Maundy) Thursday because the Last Supper was a Passover seder.

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  14. Thanks Al and I'm glad I'll having something to look forward to on "P" day! Happy Holidays to you and your family! Julie

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  15. I wish I was one of the chosen, so I get understand what the hell all this is about... Passover, and all, that is...

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  16. @Julie: I'll be double-checking it up until the 18th just to make sure I don't go too wacky. There is another picture of Charlton Heston, though. By the way, I watched The Ten Commandments last night. Preachy, as always. But, a good movie. And Anne Baxter as Neferitiri. Hubba hubba....
    @Pat: I think there will be a test when we die. Or not. I better study, just in case.

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