Let’s not get confused. Although Easter has already been celebrated, Passover is still due.
The fact that Jesus rose from the dead on the Sunday following the first night of the Festival of Passover leads you to believe that Passover should be celebrated first.
Obviously, the lunar calendar progresses separately from the Gregorian calendar, and most definitely doesn’t follow the Julian calendar. I’m not going there. I’m making my way straight to Passover. And not only because I’m Jewish, but more because of the complexity of the subject.
This coming Friday, Jewish people will celebrate Passover. The significance of this holiday has endured, commemorating the story of the Exodus in which Israelites were freed from generations of slavery in Egypt.
Unlike other holidays, Passover is a weeklong festival with a number of important rituals, including a traditional Passover meal known as Seder, the removal of leavened products from the home and the retelling of the Exodus tale.
While modern life might make the Exodus story hard to believe, today’s life can easily remind us how blessed we are. With history that repeats itself we continuously see those who struggle and seek freedom.
This year, while celebrating Passover and expressing how grateful we are, let’s take the time to recognize the inherent right to freedom that others all over the world are entitled to.
What more can a person or a nation ask for than their freedom?