Monday, April 05, 2004
Erev Pesach
This evening marks the beginning of one of the most important holidays for Jews, known as Pesach (or Passover). This occasion celebrates the Exodus from Egypt after years and years of slavery. Many Jews who don't even consider themselves all that religious will take the time out to acknowledge this important event. It is one of the oldest (if not THE oldest) of all recorded holidays in any religion, and like so many other holidays for the Jews, it celebrates another time in which we have overcome great odds and great foes who sought our demise. For Jews it is most important to remember the past in order to remain strong in the future; we didn't fight this long and this hard just to give up now. Even as some continue to seek our destruction we will gather, and find strength and love in each other. Jews will continue to survive, now and forever.

If you'd like to learn more about the seder plate you see in the picture, click here for an explanation.
For more information concerning my use of the word/link combination everytime I said Jew, go see Michele's post. Many bloggers have banded together to create a Googlebomb to help educate. Got ya curious? Go read her post for more info. If you want to help I ask you join in and show a little lovin'.
Have you hugged a Jew today??