Friday, April 22, 2005

Reading for the Holy Days: Passover Edition

Sorry to be posting so many links, but it's a busy time for me and there are a lot of things of interest going on. Needless to say, I look at Passover through Christian eyes; but it's great to be in the blogosphere at Passover time. I'll post additional items of interest as I find them.

* Pesah at "Rishon-Rishon"

* Are Your Fish and Haggadah Chametz? at "sultan_knish"

* Unleavening the Hypocrisy of Power at "TikkunOlam"

* Passover Charity Brings the Redemption! at "Mystical Paths"

* The Pesah page at Judaism 101

* Passover Calendar at Chabad.org

* My favorite Passover passage in the Old Testament:

And they slaughtered the Passover lamb on the fourteenth day of the second month. And the priests and the Levites were ashamed, so that they consecrated themselves and brought burnt offerings into the house of the LORD. They took their accustomed posts according to the Law of Moses the man of God. The priests threw the blood that they received from the hand of the Levites. For there were many in the assembly who had not consecrated themselves. Therefore the Levites had to slaughter the Passover lamb for everyone who was not clean, to consecrate it to the LORD. For a majority of the people, many of them from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet they ate the Passover otherwise than as prescribed. For Hezekiah had prayed for them, saying, "May the good LORD pardon everyone who sets his heart to seek God, the LORD, the God of his fathers, even though not according to the sanctuary's rules of cleanness." And the LORD heard Hezekiah and healed the people. (II Chr. 30:15-20, EST)


* My favorite New Testament Passover passage:

Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. (I Cor. 5:6-8, EST)


***UPDATE -- Additional Readings of Interest as I Find Them ****

* Sabbath and Passover Eve at "Hitzei Yehonatan"

* Passover Perspective at "WonderDawg"

* Seder Thoughts at "Dennis Fox's Weblog"

* A Passover Message to Pope Benedict at Newsweek (Rabbi Marc Gellman)

* Avodim hayyinu l'Pharoh b'Mitzrayim at "Mark Kleiman"

* Bedikat chametz at "Veleveteen Rabbi"

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