Tag Archives: Passover

Some Thoughts On The Slave Mentality

One of the more unfair statements made about the Judeo-Christian perspective is that it is slave religion. It is common, though, if lamentable, for people who are hostile to the Bible to project the problems of their own existence onto … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Birnbaum Haggadah

The Birnbaum Haggadah, by Philip Birnbaum As someone who reads the Haggadah from a place outside of a Jewish background, I find the proliferation of Haggadahs and commentaries upon them to be somewhat fascinating and curious. It appears to me, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Passover Haggadah

The Passover Haggadah, by E.D. Goldschmidt, edited by Nahum Norbert Glatzer This book is a good work to read if one wants to find out what exactly a Haggadah is and what it covers. As far as its organization goes, … Continue reading

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The Pattern Of Passover Observance In 2 Chronicles and Ezra

[This is the prepared text for a message given to the UCG congregation in The Dalles, Oregon, on Sabbath, March 6, 2021.] The books of 1 and 2 Chronicles have long been neglected by readers of the Bible. It is … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ, The Temple, And Passover

[Note: This is the prepared text for a Bible study given to the Portland UCG congregation on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.] It is hard to overestimate the importance of the temple for the ministry of Jesus Christ as well as … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Sweet Passover

A Sweet Passover, by Leslea Newman, illustrated by David Slonim There is, at the base of this particular story, at least one thing that is off, but it is a minor thing, in that technically the Passover is itself only … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Little Red Hen And The Passover Matzah

The Little Red Hen And The Passover Matzah, by Leslie Kimmelman There was something a bit off about this tale. In order to explain it I will go about reviewing this book differently than I normally do, beginning with the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Passover (David Marx)

Passover, by David Marx As someone who has read a fair amount about the Passover, it is interesting to see the demand that exists for books about the Passover that are aimed at young Jewish audiences.  As is frequently the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Passover (Tamar Lupo)

Passover, by Tamar Lupo It can be very interesting to read a book like this, which is a short book that is meant to introduce children to the celebration of Passover.  I suspect that this book’s main market are American … Continue reading

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Ὁσάκις γὰρ ἂν

Under what circumstances do we keep the Passover?  To be sure, most of us will be keeping the Passover this coming year under different circumstances than we normally do.  At least in my own experience since being baptized slightly more … Continue reading

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