Put your thoughts, memories and stories of Passover here. For the secular/pagan discussion of Easter please use the Easter Bunny thread.
From a Hebrew point of view, Pesach, is a feast that remembers the passing over of the Death Angel of G-d. In those Hebrew homes that put the "Blood of the Lamb" on their entry ways, the first born were "saved".
This Passover has been remembered by the Hebrew peoples since Mosses led them out of Egypt. "This is an eternal decree by G-d" called Pesach. Exodus 12:14-17
Pesach (Pei Samekh Chet)in Hebrew, is the "Sacrificial Offering" of the "Lamb" which took place in the Temple.... What a paradox this is to Christan and Hebrew mystics alike, who puts it all together.... The Breath of G-d is needed here.....
This Feast represents the beginning of the harvest season in Israel and starts on the 15th of Nissan, based on a Lunar calendar year with a Jerusalem visual of it's phases.
Preparing involves cleaning the home of all chametz or leaven(sin). This is not a small job, for it covers a wealth of things that must be removed, from bread grains and their cooking tools to animal feed and covers a lot of things. I would compare it to searching out of sin we have in our lives that separates us from G-d's Holiness working in us.
This is only a small part of the Hebrew passover which is 7 to 8 day. It will help those who are searching for the deeper connections we in the Christian world have with our Hebrew brothers and sisters. After all Jesus observed this Feast and we have the record to prove it.
We as Christians have lost the connection to our roots and the Hebrew life Jesus lived and studied...