It was Passover eve in Jerusalem, and a Galilean rabbi and his talmidim were sitting down to the Seder meal, eating the sacrificial lamb together as was the custom back then – this was at a time when the Temple … Continue reading
So I’m sitting here with a box of very yummy chocolatey things beside me, and revelling in freedom. No, not the freedom to nosh these yummy things, though that’s nice too :) No, while I do love eating yummy chocolatey … Continue reading
It’s customary to ask four questions at the Passover Seder. Here’s my answer to a different question, the one I get asked as a Jewish follower of Jesus: do you celebrate Passover?
It’s a familiar story. Even if you’re not Jewish you may have seen the movie, or heard about the Exodus when you were a child at Sunday School – and if you are Jewish, you get to take part in … Continue reading
It’s that time of year in the Jewish calendar – yesterday I did a massive shop at the supermarket, my fridge is nearly bursting with food, my husband has kindly brought the food processor down for me so that I … Continue reading
It’s that time of year again – Passover time!
or: yes, Mum, I do a Seder every year
My mum rang me a couple of days before Passover. Apparently she had planned on phoning me the day of the Passover Seder, but my niece explained to her that it wouldn’t be a good time because I’d be busy with Seder preparations. My mum seemed surprised to hear that. One the phone she said, “I hear you’re making a Seder this year” and I said, kind of flustered, “but of course, I do this every year”… but then the conversation moved on to other things, and we didn’t really talk about why she was surprised, or about why I do host a Seder every year.
It was almost a week later, and I woke up with thoughts about writing a blog post titled something like “yes, mum, I do a Seder every year”, but then I came downstairs and my…
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or: yes, Mum, I do a Seder every year My mum rang me a couple of days before Passover. Apparently she had planned on phoning me the day of the Passover Seder, but my niece explained to her that it wouldn’t be … Continue reading