April 18, 2008, - 2:17 pm

Celebrating the Freedom of the Jewish People on Passover

By Debbie Schlussel
To all of my friends and readers, thank you for the many e-cards and best wishes as the Jewish holiday of Passover approaches.
Passover starts Saturday Night, and therefore, I will be out of blog commission until Monday Night, though I will probably have some things for my webmaster to put up until then, in my absence from the Net.
In the meantime, to my Jewish friends and readers, I wish you a Happy Passover.
To my non-Jewish friends and readers, here’s a little primer–from a past year’s post–on the eight-day holiday in which we Jews celebrate our freedom from slavery in Egypt:

For the first two nights [beginning Saturday Night], we have a special ceremonial dinner, called a “Seder,” which means “order.” We eat several foods to symbolize the bitterness and sadness of slavery and the joy of freedom from it.

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Passover Matzoh

The entire holiday is eight days. Throughout, we do not eat leavened bread and various other products containing ingredients that traditionally could be used for flour. For instance, no rice, corn, or certain beans and vegetables, nothing containing corn syrup, etc. Instead, we eat a flat, cracker-like bread called “matzoh,” which symbolizes the bread of oppression, as well as the fact that the Jews–escaping slavery and ultimately entering Israel (40 years later)–did not have time to have their bread raise, as they left for the desert with it on their backs. It is not a holiday for low-carbers.
The holiday is also nicknamed in Hebrew “Z’man Cherutaynu,” which means the “Time of Our Freedom.” It is especially auspicious that, as Islamists increase in their power and influence throughout the world–and wish to assert it on the rest of us (Jew and non-Jew alike)–we celebrate the freedom of the Jews (and Jesus’ ancestors, too) from those who preceded the Islamists in Egypt.
The Jews survived their enslavers in Egypt [who did not, themselves survive–they are not the modern-day pan-Arabist Egyptians]. And G-d-willing, we will all survive the Islamists worldwide, including on our American shores and far within them. If only we have the will. The Jews had the will. They wandered in the desert for 40 years.
Does America–do Westerners who do not want our world to become greater Islamia–have the will?
Will our descendants be able to celebrate a “Passover” of freedom from the slavery of Islam? We shall see. But right now, it doesn’t look good. There are far too many “Abdullahs” (the name means slave of Allah) coming to our shores and being born within them.

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Passover Seder Plate

There is so much more to the holiday, but that is the “Debbie’s Notes” version. It is a great educational experience for both kids AND adults. For more details read about it here, here, and here.

Again, the celebratin of Passover is is especially meaningful at this time, as Islamists from Egypt and around greater Arabia want to do us harm and re-enslave not just Jews but Christians, non-believers, and anyone who is not as extreme as they are.
We must celebrate our freedom while we still have it. And work to keep it.

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6 Responses

Chag kasher v’sameach
I hope that is the proper way to say it.
Wishing you and all Jews a happy and Kosher Holiday.
I am Irish/Roman Catholic.
With Pope Benedict vistiting the U.S. of A.
it is a happy time for me as well.

sirsurfalot on April 18, 2008 at 8:03 pm

Happy Passover, Deb.
By the way, I have the will. My wife and children have the will. Some of our friends and neighbors also. Many who read this blog also have it.
I have prepared since 1998, after witnessing and experiencing first hand what people will do to each other. I moved and began preparations and prepared ever since. I pray that my family and I are ready, and others will follow this example.
I wrote twice here on this blog the MINIMUM preparations that anyone can make. They are proven to work if the will is there. Anyone can go through the archives to find the postings. They work – I am still free and sovereign.
Planning and preparation is the key to all successes, but you’re right Debbie; the will to act must be there.

bhparkman on April 19, 2008 at 12:36 am

Happy Passover, Debbie. I’d have a hard time getting by on that little plate of food.:)

samurai on April 19, 2008 at 10:58 am

Debbie, you’re about as hard core as they come when it comes to recognizing the threat of Islam. But, please, stop using the phony term “Islamists.” The enemy is Islam and Muslims. Perhaps not all Muslims. But any Muslim who believes in his faith and wishes to see his faith spread across the globe is the enemy.
Islam is no less virulent an ideology than Communism; indeed, it is worse. Why? Because of the fanatacism of its followers, its non-western roots (the Soviets, after all, shared much of our western culture), and the politically-correct kid gloves with which the West treats Muslim aggression, at home and abroad.
By using the term “Islamist,” you are suggesting that you believe the problem with Islam is limited to a small group of “militants” who have betrayed or hijacked their “religion of peace.” Far from it. The only Muslims who are trustworthy are those who have rejected their faith and become apostates in their eyes of his co-religionists. All others are suspect at best, the enemy at worst.

RepublicanPatriot on April 19, 2008 at 3:07 pm

Happy Pesach Debbie.

lonewolf on April 20, 2008 at 1:07 pm

HAPPY PASSOVER DEBBIE!! May we all merit a speedy redemption from the insanity of liberalism soon and break us from the chains that the leftists have been holding America enlsaved.

American Sabrah on April 21, 2008 at 9:48 pm

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