Tag Archives: Passover

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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The Days Of Unleavened Bread And The Problem Of Khol Ha-Moedim

Yesterday, when writing about the question of the tradition of Winter Family Weekends for those of us who eschew the worship of heathen festivals [1], I commented that I would deal with the question of the observance of the “middle … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Social Aspects Of Passover

When we look at Passover from its earliest OT observance [1] to its contemporary observance, one of the aspects that is most intriguing is the social environment of the Passover as it is discussed in the Bible.  This is all … Continue reading

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Some Practical Advice For Deleavening

[The following is the prepared text for a sermonette delivered at the United Church of God congregation in Portland, Oregon on March 17, 2018.] When it comes to deleavening and the avoidance of eating leavened bread during the Days of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Swear To God

Swear To God:  The Promise And Power Of The Sacraments, by Scott Hahn It should be noted that I have read quite a bit from this author [1], and my feelings about the author are mixed.  His writing shows, as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Consuming The Word

Consuming The Word:  The New Testament And The Eucharist In The Early Churches, by Scott Hahn My views on this book are mixed to positive.  Viewed optimistically, there is a lot that I appreciate about this book and found worthwhile.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jesus And The Jewish Roots Of The Eucharist

Jesus And The Jewish Roots Of The Eucharist:  Unlocking The Secrets Of The Last Supper, by Brant Pitre I have some deeply mixed feelings about this book, but ultimately while I found that the author’s perspective as a Catholic made … Continue reading

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If I Could Walk On Water

In 1988 Eddie Money released the single “Walk On Water.”  It became his last top ten hit to date on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and aside from a blistering guitar solo from a onetime member of his band who … Continue reading

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