04/07/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Last Day of Passover
“Passover has a message for the conscience and the heart of all mankind. For
what does it
- Morris Joseph
“Passover affirms the great truth that liberty is the inalienable right of every human being.”
- Morris Joseph
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today is the last day of Passover - hmm, just as the title suggests.....
|Many Jewish communities in the United States mark the last day of
Passover as the end of a Jewish holiday that celebrates the deliverance
of Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Passover is also known as
Pesah, Pesach, or the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
What do people do?
Passover lasts for up to eight days (or seven days among Reform Jewish groups). There are many Jewish people who adhere to most of the Sabbath observances during the last day of Passover. Some may take a holiday around this time of the year. It is also a time for Jewish people to recite special blessings or prayers, as well as visit a synagogue or listen to readings from the Torah and eat a ceremonial meal.
Many Jewish families in the United States eat a ceremonial meal known as the Seder, which involves telling the story of the exodus from Egypt as well as eating various symbolic foods, such as meat of the paschal lamb and bitter herbs (recalling the harsh life of slavery).
None of the Passover days are federal holidays in the United States. However, many Jewish businesses and organizations are closed for some of the days or have restricted opening hours on others.
Background and symbols
Passover celebrates Jewish people’s deliverance from slavery in Egypt. It is one of the three pilgrim festivals. Passover is related to the Christian observances of Good Friday and Easter Sunday and the Islamic Day of Ashura. Read about other Jewish observances, such as Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day), Purim, Yom HaShoah, Lag B'Omer, Shavuot, Tisha B'Av and Rosh Hashana.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
10 - The late Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) (d. 07 Sept 2016) AND Skip Wood ('65) of NC;
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1968:
April 07, 1968 -
Motor racing world champion
Jim Clark (b. 04 Mar 1936 in
Scotland) was killed in an accident during a
Formula Two race at
West Germany. He was 32.
Saturday, April 07, 1968 - The co-founder of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), Edwin Baker (b. Edwin Albert Baker on 09 Jan 1893 in Collins Bay, Ontario, Canada), died at the age of 75.
you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your
work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming
impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.”
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/02/17:
|Thank you again, Joan!|
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH -
|INDEED! Thank you, Domi!|
From John Murden ('60) of VA
|Thank you, John!|
every concert I've sensed a certain insecurity about the tempo. It's
clearly marked 80...uh, 69.”
From Wayne Agee
('58) of FL - 03/09/18 - "I
Can Relate to These!" (#18 in a Series of 20):|
BONUS VICTORIAN BABY JACKET CROCHET PATTERN (Sorry; not theme-related):
|Pink Victorian Baby Jacket - "How adorable would your baby girl look in this light pink Victorian jacket? It's great for Easter Sunday. It's an intermediate crochet pattern that would also make for a nice baby shower gift. Great to make in any color, this crocheted jacket is perfect for little tots of all ages. This crochet pattern makes for a fun and challenging project for a beginner and a quick and easy project for those who are more skilled in crochet. Your little lady is sure to love showing off her brand new crocheted sweater!"|
BONUS LACY VEST KNIT PATTERN
(Sorry; not theme-related):
BONUS LAST DAY OF PASSOVER RECIPES:
|Last Day of Passover Recipes|
DATES TO REMEMBER:
"Yerushalaim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)" midi and lyrics courtesy
Passover Image (©iStockphoto.com/Pears2295) courtesy of -http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/last-day-of-passover - 04/27/11 (sic)
Image of Gold Star of David Pendant used to form Divider Lines courtesy
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/07
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket - 05/23/16