Posts Tagged ‘pesach’
There’s nothing quite like listening to the music of Simon and Garfunkel beautifully emanating from throats of two Israeli, Hassidic brothers – Achim Gat.
American, British and Israeli guests at the Kinar hotel got to hear an amazing concert on Sunday evening with songs ranging from Arik Einstein and Naomi Shemer, to Simon and Garfunkel and The Eagles, and of course classical Jewish and Hassidic music.
Here’s a short clip from their amazing concert.
The IDF has brought in 80 tons of matzo, 39 tons of meat and 11,000 bottles of grape juice to make sure soldiers will be able to eat well at the Seders they will hold on bases throughout the country.
Army kitchens also are stocked with 9,500 bottles of carbonated drinks and 7.5 tons of Passover cookies.
The IDF tries to make sure that as many soldiers as possible can go home for the first day of Passover, but thousands of others are needed to defend the country.
Seders are held at bases, but some soldiers must be on guard duty or patrol at the time of the Seder, and the IDF is delivering 5,000 meals for them.
The Arabic language doesn’t have the consonant ‘P’, which makes it difficult for many Arabs to pronounce words that aren’t part of their native language, such as the words “Palestine”, “Pesach” and “Passover”.
Instead Arabs replace the “P” with a “B“.
Apparently not being able to pronounce it, also means not being able to hear it correctly either.
A sharp-eyed Israeli inspector captured this shipment of eggs that Balestinians from the B.A. were trying to illegally smuggle into Little Israel.
The stamp on the egg says “Kosher Besach” instead of “Kosher Pesach”.
Oops. Foiled Again.
Terrorists killed at least 7 and possibly 10 Egyptian soldiers in an attack in the Sinai Peninsula where similar operations have been carried out by Islamic State-linked organizations.
The attack on Thursday is a bad omen for Egypt’s claim to stamp out terror in the Sinai and retake control from terrorist organizations.
The latest incident should serve as a handy retardant to Israelis who insist on celebrating the Exodus from Egypt by returning to Egypt for the Passover holiday.
Egypt has suffered a drastic loss in tourism since the revolution against Hosni Mubarak and the rise and fall of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Egypt is faced with a growing ISIS presence in its eastern neighbor Libya and widespread terror in Sudan, on Egypt’s southern border.
The Temple Institute reenacted the entire Pesach sacrifice ceremony (which was essentially a nationwide BBQ in Jerusalem).
In olden Days, and hopefully soon again, families would come to Jerusalem, sacrifice a lamb, cook it on the alter in the Temple, and then each family would gather together and eat the lamb for dinner on Pesach night.
As this was a reenactment and not an actual Pesach sacrifice, the meat was distributed to needy families.
Shmot 12:8: “And they shall eat the meat on this night, roasted over the fire, and matzot; with bitter herbs they shall eat it.”
Video of another practice run:
Matzah baking isn’t all just hard work. Sometimes it can be fun too.