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A joyous and kosher Passover to you too :-)

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Apr 11, 2016 at 22:17

Hello, Yonaan

Y'varecha Adonai v'yishmarech. I'm not even Jewish, so it will be hard to keep kasher; but I do eschew pork and shrimp, and red meat with dairy; and I plan to eat matzoh eight days. If one is Jewish or not, it is good to take a week away from the ordinary routine -- from eating chametz, yes, but also from worrying about the affairs of the world: especially from deciding whether Pompey or Caesar should be our emperor (or empress, in the current situation), and remember from whence we came; from the hard bondage we had under Pharaoh; and the deliverance God gave us when we cried out to Him.

Once a year, we honor the God of All in this way. We enter into a temple in time, away from the clamor, hatred and baseness of the world around us, and rejoice in His presence. Then we go about our business as before, but with the hope that we will return to this blissful refuge; perhaps next time in Eretz Zion and Yerushalayim.

You too -- may your Yom Tov be kosher and HAPPY!

Shalom shalom,

Michael :-)

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