Monday, March 29, 2010

Today I learned...

... well, this ~
"Passover is the day we commemorate the Hebrews' escape from enslavement in Egypt.  Every year, on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nissan, Jews commemorate the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt by celebrating Passover. The story is that after 410 years of slavery in Egypt, Moses told Pharaoh that he must "Let My People Go." Each time Pharaoh refused to release the Israelites, God brought another plague upon the Egyptians. After 10 plagues, the Pharoah let the Jews go. They left Egypt so fast that they didn't have time for their bread to rise (which is why they ate matzo) and Passover commemorates the Jews being released from slavery."

1 comments:

{Absolutely, Positively} Josie said...

what a cool fact for the day! hope all is well with you. to answer your question about how i've done at lent overall, well- not perfectly. and i guess that's what bothers me. i could have done so much better, but the good thing about that is that it just illuminates for me how human and self absorbed i am, and all i have in life that is good is of God. but i am still trying and focusing on the beauty of the easter season.

hope your moving process is moving along. i'm still laughing about the vegan chicken breast!