Passover this year lasts from sundown on April 8, 2020 to sundown on April 16, 2020.
The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan, April 8 – April 16, 2020. Passover (Pesach) commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. Pesach is observed by avoiding leaven, and highlighted by the Seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matzah and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus.
In Hebrew it is known as Pesach (which means “to pass over”), because G‑d passed over the Jewish homes when killing the Egyptian firstborn on the very first Passover eve. – from Chabad.org
Ready by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat
Passover by Kathleen McTigue
Image Creator: Joel S Fishman Image Credit: Getty Images/Photo Researchers RM
“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”
— Hebrews 13:2
“Jewish Hospitality: Traditional teachings on being a good host (and guest).” From My Jewish Learning
P.S. the pineapple is a symbol of hospitality.
Here is a song by Suzelle Lynch.
“Kindle Candles One by One”
“This month brings the Jewish High Holy Days—the New Year, Rosh Hashanah, followed ten days later by Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. The days in between are known as the Days of Turning—a time devoted to fixing what has broken in one’s relationships. There is wisdom in admitting that our brokenness is how to make a new start…
Mystical Judaism teaches that the Ark of the Covenant is a symbol of the human heart. And there, in our hearts, brokenness and wholeness live side by side; we carry them wherever we go.”
Read the full reflection from Rev. Teri Schwartz online at Quest for Meaning: http://tinyurl.com/y799h4t4
The Church of the Larger Fellowship’s spiritual theme for September is resilience.
Image Credit: UUA
Dr. Mayim Bialik talks about her connection to religion even though she is a scientist in this thought provoking video.