Rhinebeck Jewish Center
Pesach is almost here: We are ready, are you?!
This Shabbat is Shabbat Hagadol and there will be Minyan as well as a special kiddush sponsored by Jonathan Cohen in honor of his father’s birthday.
It will also be a goodbye lechaim to 16 W Chestnut St.
We hope to see you at our Seder(s)!!!
Wishing you a Happy and Kosher Pesach,
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom!
The first two days and last two days (the latter commemorating the splitting of the Red Sea) are full-fledged holidays. Holiday candles are lit at night, and kiddush and sumptuous holiday meals are enjoyed on both nights and days. We don’t go to work, drive, write or switch on or off electric devices. We are permitted to cook and to carry outdoors.
To commemorate the unleavened bread that the Israelites ate when they left Egypt, we don’t eat-or even retain in our possession-any chametz from midday of April 18th until after nightfall on April 27th. Chametz means leavened grain-almost any processed food or drink can be assumed to be chametz unless certified otherwise.
Ridding our homes of chametz is an intensive process. It involves a full-out spring-cleaning search-and-destroy mission during the weeks before Passover, and culminates with a ceremonial search for chametz on the night before Passover, April 17th, and then a burning of the chametz ceremony on the morning before the holiday, April 18th. Chametz that cannot be disposed of can be sold to a non-Jew for the duration of the holiday.
We eat matzah-flat unleavened bread. It is a mitzvah to partake of matzah on the two Seder nights.
The highlight of Passover is the Seder, observed on each of the first two nights of the holiday. The Seder is a fifteen-step family-oriented tradition and ritual-packed feast.
A little boy once returned home from Hebrew school and his father asked, “what did you learn today?”
He answered, “The Rabbi told us how Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt.”
The boy said “Moses was a big strong man and he beat Pharoah up. Then while he was down, he got all the people together and ran towards the sea. When he got there, he has the Corps of Engineers build a huge pontoon bridge. Once they got on the other side, they blew up the bridge while the Egyptians were trying to cross.”
The father was shocked. “Is that what the Rabbi taught you?”
The boy replied, “No. But you’d never beleive the story he DID tell us!”
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Next occurrence April 17th,2011
-Monday April 18th, 7:15 PM Services followed by Seder
-Tuesday April 19th, 7:30 PM Services followed by Seder
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Next occurrence, May 3rd 2011
|Candle Lighting Times:
-Friday, April15th: LightCandles7:18 PM
-Shabbat, April 16th: Shabbat ends 8:20 PM
Passover: -Pesach, April 18th:
Light candles at 7:21 PM
-2nd day Pesach, April 19th:
Light candles after 8:24 PM
-Wednesday April 20th:
Holiday ends at 8:25 PM
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