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04/16/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Last Day of Passover

“Passover has a message for the conscience and the heart of all mankind. For what does it
commemorate? It commemorates the deliverance of a people from degrading slavery, from most
foul and cruel tyranny. And so, it is Israel's - nay, God's protest against unrighteousness,
whether individual or national.”

- 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.....

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HOMEWORK:

http://www.ehow.com/how_2145839_celebrate-last-day-passover.html

From http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/last-day-of-passover:

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). 

Public life

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.

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THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to David Jones ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

18 -   The late Monty Phillips ('62) (d. 15 Apr 2011) AND  Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!

21 -  Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND    My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - Boy with Best Personality in the Class of 1990) of OK;

22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57) AND    Gene Shelton ('64) of VA;

23 -  Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57)! 

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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500 YEARS AGO TODAY:

April 16, 1520 - The Revolt of the Comuneros began in Spain against the rule of Charles V.

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THIS DAY IN WWII:

April 16, 1941 - The Italian convoy Duisburg, directed to Tunisia, was attacked and destroyed by British ships.

April 16, 1941 - The Ustaše, a Croatian far-right organization was put in charge of the Independent State of Croatia by the Axis Powers after the Axis Operation 25 invasion.

April 16, 1944 - Allied forces started bombing of Belgrade, killing about 1,100 people. This bombing fell on the Orthodox Christian Easter.

April 16, 1945 - The Red Army began the final assault on German forces around Berlin, with nearly one million troops fighting in the Battle of the Seelow Heights.

April 16, 1945 - The United States Army liberated the Nazi Sonderlager (high security) prisoner-of-war camp Oflag IV-C (better known as Colditz).

April 16, 1945 - More than 7,000 died when the German refugee ship Goya was sunk by a Soviet submarine torpedo.  

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THIS DAY IN 1970:

April 16, 1970 - Singer-songwriter and drummer Dero Goi was born Stephan Musiol in Wolfsburg, Germany.

April 16, 1970 - Basketball player Walt Williams was born Walter Ander Williams in Washington, D.C..

April 16, 1970 - Architect who designed the Los Angeles County Hall of Records, Richard Neutra (b. Richard Joseph Neutra on 08 Apr 1892 in Leopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria Hungary) died 8 days after his 78th birthday, probably in the USA.  

April 16, 1970 - The Hungarian Minister of Defence, Péter Veres (b. 06 Jan 1897 in Balmazújváros, Kingdom of Hungary), died in Budapest, Hungary at the age of 73.

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“All of us experience various kinds of opposition that test us. Some of these tests are temptations to sin. Some are mortal challenges apart from personal sin. Some are very great. Some are minor. Some are continuous, and some are mere episodes. None of us is exempt. Opposition permits us to grow toward what our Heavenly Father would have us become.”

- Dallin H. Oaks, April 03, 2016
(b. 12 Aug 1932)

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From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/16/20:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 

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 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/15/20, 5:19 PM - "Both Clever and Kind.":

 

 HOW THOUGHTFUL! Thank you, Shari!

 
 

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  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 04/15/19, 11:28 AM:

    Thanks, Jean!
 
 

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From Drusilla West Groce ('56) of VA - 04/15/19, 6:55 PM:

    Thanks, Drusilla!
 
 

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“How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.”

- Soren Kierkegaard
(05 May 1813 - 11 Nov
1855)

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 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/14/20, 12:01 AM - "Aww, a miracle, a needlepoint hack & HOPE." (#1 in a Series of 15):

 

I heard something I found heartwarming and thought I would pass on. People keep stating this is the beginning of a new way of life.

I do not know who to credit it to, but a female voice replied "No, this is just a bad period of time. God will not leave us in a diseased, poor and frightened state."  <3 That! 

I am hoping this will be it for me for a week or so. The good things we are all seeing, increased humor, kindness, and sweet and encouraging thoughts, to uplift. Let's hope these aspects won't be forgotten, amidst this horrible pandemic.  

   AWW! Thank you, Shari!

 
 

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BONUS BABY CROCHET PATTERNS:

Baby Hat Patterns Ideal for Beginners - "Even I (a beginner at crochet) had no trouble whipping this gorgeous homemade baby crochet hat up in less than 2 hours! I love the fact that these kids free baby crochet hat patterns are so quick and easy to make, they can be made in less than the time it takes to watch a good movie..."

Phyllis Sandford's Simple Sweet Baby Sweater - "It won’t take long to crochet this huggable sweater. Pattern includes 5 sizes so you can make it in each size and have a rainbow of sweaters to fit a growing baby."

Baby Booties - "These baby booties are just too cute! Crochet one of these free crochet patterns for baby booties for a gift or for your own little one."

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BONUS CROCHET SCARVES PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related):

Easy One Skein Scarf - Marie Anne St. Jean's Beginner's Crochet Scarf - "If you're just learning to crochet, try your hand at this Beginner's Crochet Scarf. All you need is one skein of worsted weight yarn in any color of your choice. This free crochet scarf pattern works up quickly using a simple crochet stitch. This also makes a great last-minute homemade gift idea for a friend. It measures about 5 1/2 inches wide without a border. The 60 inch scarf requires less than a 7 oz skein of yarn, so you don't have go out and buy a bunch of yarn. You could get started today, so get your hook and yarn out!"

Simply Scrumptious Scarf - Rhondda Mol's Simply Scrumptious Scarf - "Make this gorgeous scarf using 1-skein of Lion Brand Homespun Yarn. The pattern is easy to follow and the size is completely adjustable. You can also make a Prayer Shawl by increasing the starting chain to 62 stitches, a small throw by beginning with 86 stitches or even a wide scarf by starting with 38 stitches."

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BONUS PASSOVER RECIPES:

http://onceuponafeast.blogspot.com/2011/04/last-day-of-passover.html 

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FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 04/15/19:

A patient sobbed to his doctor, “I feel like a pair of curtains!”

The doctor replied, “Well, pull yourself together, man!”

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PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 04/11/20

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11

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  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol
 

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Yerushalaim Shel Zahav

 

Avir harim tsalul kayayin

Vere'ach oranim

Nisa beruach ha'arbayim

Im kol pa'amonim

 

Uvtardemat ilan va'even

Shvuyah bachaloma

Ha'ir asher badad yoshevet

Uvliba choma

 

Yerushalayim she zahav

Veshel nechoshet veshel or

Halo lechol shirayich ani kinor (2x)

 

Eicha yavshu borot hamayim

Kikar hashuk reika

Ve'ein poked et Har Habayit

Ba'ir ha'atika

 

Uvam'arot asher basela

Meyalelot ruchot

Ve'ein yored el Yam Hamelach

Baderech Yericho

 

Yerushalayim ...

 

Ach bevo'i hayom lashir lach

Velach likshor ketarim

Katonti mitze'ir banayich

Ume'acharon hameshorerim

 

Ki shmech tsorev et hasfatayim

K'neshikat saraf

Im eshkachech Yerushalayim

Asher kula zahav

 

Yerushalayim ...

 

Chazarnu el borot hamayim

Lashuk velakikar

Shofar korei beHar Habayit

Ba'ir ha'atika

 

Uvam'arot asher basela

Alfei shmashot zorchot

Veshuv nered el Yam Hamelach

Baderech Yericho

 

Yerushalayim ...

Jerusalem of Gold

 

The air of the mountains is as clear as wine

And the fragrance of the pine trees

Is lifted upon the evening breeze

With the ringing of the bells

 

And in the deep sleep of the tree and the stone

Held captive in a dream

The city which sits alone

And in her heart, a wall

 

Jerusalem of gold

And of copper and of light

For all of your songs

I am the harp

 

How the water cisterns have dried up

The city square is empty

Nobody goes up to the Temple Mount

In the Old City

 

And in the caves of the rocks

Winds howl

And no one goes down to the Dead Sea

Upon the Jericho Road

 

Jerusalem of gold...

 

Although I come to sing to you today

And to tie crowns upon you

I am less than the youngest of your sons

And the last of the sweet singers

 

For your name singes the lips

Like the kiss of the serpent

If I forget thee, oh Jerusalem

She is completely golden

 

Jerusalem of gold...

 

We have returned to the water cisterns

To the marketplace and the square

A shofar calls out on the Temple Mount

In the Old City

 

And in the caves in the rocks

A thousand suns shine forth

And again we will go down to the Dead Sea

Upon the Jericho Road

 

Jerusalem of gold...

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"Yerushalaim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)" midi and lyrics courtesy
of
http://www.greatjewishmusic.com/Midifiles/Yom_Haatzmaut/JerusalemGold.html - 04/18/08

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
of http://rainbowspiritbeads.com/shop/index.php?main_page=popup_image&pID=202 - 11/23/08

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html  - 06/18/03

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated Dancing Old Lady clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 02/14/09
Thanks, Al!

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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

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