Source: The Times of Israel.
Of course we all know what Pesah means: “to pass over” (cf Ex: 12,13: I will see the blood and I will pass over you’’. In fact, Pesah celebrates several “pass overs”… several “passages”. In the Pesah Haggada, the central Midrash on Dt 26:5-8 is introduced by two Biblical references: the first one is Read More
Many Christians and Jews know of the connection between Passover and Easter. But what about the connection between the 40 days of Lent and Passover? At first glance, Passover and engaging in the discipline of Lent seem to have little in common. We find the parallel, however, when we look at Passover more broadly. Passover Read More
Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. They are 40 fasting days before Easter. According to the canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus Christ spent 40 days fasting in the desert, where he endured temptation by Satan. Lent originated as a mirroring of this, fasting 40 days as preparation for Easter. Every Sunday was seen as Read More