04/23/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Passover Wishes
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
For those of you unfamiliar with Passover celebrations, here's a little primer from http://www.cyberspaceholidays.com/passover:
The Seder table is set with our most lavish crystal, silver, and place settings. Special Passover wines and foods are served, and we pray for the forthcoming redemption in our times. Special songs, from the Haggadah are sung, and customs and traditions are observed. The Seder is the focal point of the Passover holiday celebration. The first day of Passover is the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan and continues for 8 days. This year Passover begins at sundown Saturday, April 23, 2005/5765, and ends sundown Sunday, May 1, 2005 /5765.
Passover lasts 8 days. The first 2
days, and the last 2 days — known as YomTov — are fully observed as days
where work, riding, writing, or any form of regular daily activity is
prohibited. The days in between are called Chol Hamoed — on these days
people may resume their daily activities and go back to work — keeping in
mind that it is still Pesach and they are forbidden to eat
food is such a big part of the Passover celebrations, I'd thought I'd add a
recipe or two here. I suddenly remembered
that last year I had bought a wonderful 1972 cookbook off eBay published by the Hampton Roads Section of the National
Council of Jewish Women entitled, Always in Good Taste. Sure enough, there was a Passover section in the book. Now I'm
probably breaking 10,000 laws and even simple rules of etiquette here, but this was simply too good not to share. The first
and last recipes in this section were from none other than Bernice Elllenson, mother of Harron Ellenson ('65) of MA, aunt
of Rabbi David Ellenson ('65) of NY. It was Mrs. Ellenson who had preserved all those treasures which Harron so graciously
shared with us in 2001:
- This section, by the way, is still on the "old" portion
of the web site. As soon
as I can determine how, I'll shift it to the newer portion.)
From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 04/22/05:
Thanks, Dee! Okay, Sweetie-Pies - Heads Up!
All those of you who are of the 1966 persuasion please contact Dee ASAP!!!
Thanks for your
kind words, Dee! I can't tell you what a delight it is to me to hear from
all of y'all! Having been isolated for those
thirty years created in me such a hunger to regain the memories and reunite with all the wonderful people of my youth. This is such
an unbelievable dream come true for me! It was amazing enough to me to find the "kids" from '65 - but to find everybody - well, it's
still mind-boggling! And we have all become family now, haven't we? Even those we've never met!
From Me ('65) of NC - 04/22/05:
|1959 Anchor, p. 35||1960 Anchor, p. 117||1961 Anchor, p. 23||1962 Anchor, p. 16||1963 Anchor, p. 8|
Courtesy of Eleanor Buckley
of NC - 04/22/05
I thought it only fair and timely to add our beloved principal, Mr. Robert Maidment to our pages:
My computer is still driving me
nuts (not a long trip...). I couldn't call out the Marines, but I did call
out the Army's Special Forces.
Cute Stuff will be here shortly to save me - I hope....
Y'all have a good day, a great Passover - and take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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Im bashemesh hachama
Veim notra meat chiba -
Im nomar mila tová
It Would Be Enough
If morning will come and
"Dayenu" midi courtesy of http://www.cyberspaceholidays.com/passover/passover6.html#PASSOVER_MIDI_SELECTIONS - 04/22/05
"Dayenu" lyrics courtesy of http://www.hebrewsongs.com/song-dayenu.htm - 04/22/05
Passover clip art courtesy of http://www.gsexclusive.com/passoverecards.html – 04/22/05
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