Happy Passover from Your Friends at Moment
This Passover season, we would like to take the opportunity to share Passover recipes and inspirations, including tips on holiday meal preparation, ideas to consider, topics for debate, art, history and discussions that offer meaning and depth.
Believe it or Not!
Manna is first mentioned in the Bible in Exodus 16 when the Israelites, wandering the Sinai Desert after leaving Egypt, begin complaining to Moses about the shortage of food. God promises Moses to “rain bread from heaven” to feed the people.
Ask the Rabbis
Should you invite non-Jews to your seder? And is it a good idea? Would they want to come? Should they want to come?
The etymology of the word Passover seems obvious. Passover, the English translation of pesach, means that God passed over the houses of Hebrews marked with lamb’s blood so that only Egyptian first-born would be killed. But like so much about the festival, it’s not so simple.
This generally accepted meaning of the word is a “false etymology.” What is the real meaning of the word “Passover?” And how did it get so confused?
Elijah says: “This Passover, give the gift of Jewish politics, culture and religion.”
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