Category Archives: Holidays

Elul Events, Coming Live Here at Musings!!

Elul starts Tuesday night, August 30. It is the month of repentance, the month leading the High Holidays. MORE REPENTANCE. We don’t go deeper because we don’t look inside far enough. We don’t go higher because we don’t look high … Continue reading

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Classic Reprint: The Book of Lamentations

Tisha B’Av begins tonight. Lamentations (Eicha in Hebrew) is read tonight in a synagogue strewn with upended chairs following a meal of lentils eaten alone. These comments on Lamentations are designed to make your reading more profitable. David Clines, writing … Continue reading

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Readings from the Midrash for Tisha B’Av

Lamentations Rabbah (Eichah Rabbah) is among the very early Midrashic texts, going back to the 4th century in the land of Israel. Midrash in general (there are a few exceptions) is a phenomenon of the rabbis in Israel and not … Continue reading

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Messianic Jewish Issues That Matter, Week 5

Issue for Week #5: We want to a greater appreciation for the Mo’adim (festivals, holy days). How it Works: I will be posting issues for discussion every Monday or Tuesday this summer. We can discuss the issue all week long. … Continue reading

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Shavuot 2011

A few years ago, I made a simple haggadah for Shavuot. I will give a PDF link further down in this post. The haggadah isn’t perfect. I’d love to have a bit more material and to have a more professional … Continue reading

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2011 Meal of Messiah

Seudat HaMashiach. The meal of Messiah. A custom traced to the Baal Shem Tov (founder of Hasidic Judaism, 1698-1760). On the seventh day of Passover, a meal celebrating the world to come and aspects of Messiah’s coming and his healing … Continue reading

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Passover in a Small Georgia Town

I knew it was a small town, but I somehow remembered it as larger. The last time I was here was about eight years ago. I blew in on a Sunday night after a long drive, no time to spare. … Continue reading

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CLASSIC REPRINT: Hidden Meaning in the Passover Haggadah

Reading Lawrence Hoffman’s historical commentary on the Haggadah in My People’s Passover Haggadah is always a joy. My People’s Passover Haggadah (MPPH) has commentary from many angles by different contributors: biblical, theological, midrashic, medieval commentators, modern haggadot, feminist, spirituality, and … Continue reading

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Why is Passover so Christian-ly Popular?

I’m not sure when the practice started, the practice of churches inviting in Jewish-Christian speakers to talk about Passover and the Last Supper of Jesus. I’m guessing that it sort of started with Jews for Jesus in the 70’s. I … Continue reading

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Passover: A "Captivity and Freedom" Seder

As I have said in previous posts, it is good to: (1) cut the haggadah short in some way at your Passover Seders and (2) have multiple Seders during Passover week (or even some Seder-anticipation meals before, but without Passover … Continue reading

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