The Most special weekend of the year 2018

We believe that the truly special thing about Pesach is how it manages to be both traditional — we read the same story that our ancestors have been reciting for millennia — and personal, with each of us making the Seder our own by incorporating our own interpretations and interests into the timeless tale of the exodus.

In the past there may have been special quarters where within the ghetto’s gates, Jewish home cooks created dishes that allowed them to keep kosher and to keep the Sabbath, including an abundance of dishes served at room temperature, cooked on Friday mornings, to be eaten at Sabbath meals without the need to turn on the stove.

Many of us have already planned their extensive purchases for the coming weekend and are already busy with the preparation of those special days.

This coming weekend is the most special weekend of the year. It shall be a special time having those whom we love around us to remember that special moment the Elohim liberated His People and provided our hope for the future.

The first day, Nisan 14, we remember how rebbe Jeshua came together with his close friends to prepare for the Passover Pesach. The evening they came together was not only to prepare for the ritual performed by their community, involving a retelling of the story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt.  That night became very special, because of the acts Jeshua did.

Sedertafel met bij elk bord een Haggada – Seder table with a Haggada by each plate

Traditionally, families and friends gather in the evening to read the text of the Haggadah, an ancient work derived from the Mishnah (Pesahim 10 or Arvei Fesachim). It is concerned mainly with the laws of the Jewish holiday Passover as well as the Passover lamb offering.  But now Jeshua presented an other sort Lamb, which would be a lamb slaughtered also for non-Jews and non-religious people, so that they too could be liberated.

On Nisan 14 Jeshua took bread and wine and told his close friends it would be symbols for ever to remember that a New Covenant was made, this time by Jeshua his blood and his flesh to be offered as a payment for the sins of all people. He asked those around the table to remember that night and to go out in the world, preaching the Good News and sharing the breaking of the bread and drinking of the wine as symbols of the New Covenant.

Let us look forward to those days of remembrance and share the peace with each other in our loving hope of our liberation and future entrance in the Kingdom of God.

Chag Sameach!

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Dutch version / Nederlandse versie : Het meest speciale weekend van 2018

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Additional reading

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  2. Stuck in Mitzrayim looking at an exodus out of slavery
  3. Commemorating the escape from slavery
  4. Around the feast of Unleavened Bread
  5. Yom Hey, Eve of Passover and liberation of many people
  6. The Most important weekend of the year 2018
  7. Listening While the Matzah Breaks
  8. Jesus memorial
  9. The Last Supper was a Passover meal
  10. This Passover maybe we can liberate ourselves
  11. Thoughts on Passover
  12. 8 Reasons Christian Holidays Should Not Be Observed
  13. High Holidays not only for Israel
  14. Most important day in Christian year
  15. Deliverance and establishement of a theocracy
  16. Vayikra after its opening word וַיִּקְרָא, which means and He called
  17. A Messiah to die
  18. 14 Nisan a day to remember #5 The Day to celebrate
  19. On the first day for matzah
  20. Shabbat Pesach service reading 1/2
  21. Celebrations pointing to events of ultimate meaning
  22. 1691 years ago on June the 20th in 325
  23. Observance of a day to Remember
  24. A new exodus and offering of a Lamb
  25. Festival of Freedom and persecutions

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