Category Archives: Passover

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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Maggid: The Story in the Passover Haggadah

If you heard that Passover was a telling of the Exodus story and then opened a Passover haggadah to read what is inside, you’d be surprised by the strange lack of reference to Moses, by the lack of a sustained … Continue reading

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Passover: The Mystery of Maror-Lettuce-Horseradish-Whatever

. . This or this? . . . Ever get confused about the two elements of the Passover Seder plate called maror and chazeret? Ever wonder why some use prepared horseradish as maror and yet the haggadah calls for dipping … Continue reading

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A New Passover Haggadah for Christians

Let me start by answering an objection that will occur to some readers, especially various mainstream Jewish readers who drop by: “Passover isn’t for Christians.” If you’ve heard this or if it comes into you mind, you really should take … Continue reading

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Passover Ideas for 2011

Pre-order time for the Vine of David haggadah is here. See bottom of this article for info. . . . If you’re like me and about forty million other Americans (Jewish and non-Jewish), you love Passover. Sure, you may have … Continue reading

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Passover, Last Supper, Crucifixion: 2011 Notes, Part 2

In Part 1, we talked about the discrepancy between Mark and John regarding the day on which Yeshua was crucified and whether the Last Supper was a Passover Seder or not. I will explain this again briefly below a different … Continue reading

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18 Things to Love About Passover

If you’ve had a boring Passover before, I’m sorry. There’s lots to love. And even if you are not the leader of the Seder, there are plenty of things to do to make the whole Passover season fun and rewarding. … Continue reading

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Two Articles of Note on Yeshua in Context

Close reading is a lost art. Maybe it has something to do with the skimming we routinely practice reading way to many articles on the internet. “John 14:31, Why Close Reading Helps.” As part of my research into the Passover … Continue reading

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Passover, Last Supper, Crucifixion: 2011 Notes, Part 1

I know this post will disturb some good people and for good reason. I have the unenviable task of introducing a topic that calls into question many people’s view of the Bible, and specifically the gospels, as a unified, non-contradictory … Continue reading

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What Is In the Passover Haggadah?

Between now and Passover (1st Seder Monday night April 18, 2011) we’ll have plenty of help hear at MJ Musings for your Passover celebration. Articles will include history, commentary, and practical help for having a not-at-all-boring Seder this year. And, … Continue reading

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Where Did the Haggadah Come From?

I run into confusion all the time about Passover. People ask me, “Where is the parsley in the Bible?” Or people ask, “How do Jewish people today slaughter the lamb and do they still put blood on the door?” For … Continue reading

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After Three Days? Third Day? Yeshua and Passover

In February, March, and early April I’ll have plenty of Passover goodness here at Messianic Jewish Musings. At this time of year we need good inspiration about Passover, insight into the haggadah, tips for better Seders, and also to explore … Continue reading

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Passover: Early Preparations

Last year, you said you were going to do it. You probably said the same the year before. This year: do it. Start preparing for Passover early. Why are most Seders inept and boring? It is because people either don’t … Continue reading

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Coming February through March…

The Passover / Last Supper / Timing of the Crucifixion issue in all its glory will be re-explored on Messianic Jewish Musings. Over the years, the posts about these matters have repeatedly been the favorite and most-searched ones on Messianic … Continue reading

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Passover: Hidden Meanings in the 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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J-BOM, Other Stuff, and the Early Passover Seder

J-BOM stands for “Jewish Book of the Month Club.” It is a movement across more than a dozen Messianic Jewish blogs and including hundreds of readers all over the U.S. and abroad. J-BOM is about improving Jewish education grass roots … Continue reading

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Aaron Eby on Seven Biblical Goals for the Passover Seder

Sometimes someone takes a complicated thing and makes it simple (without losing its essence): http://ffoz.org/blogs/2010/03/7_biblical_goals_of_the_seder.html

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A Lighter Note: Passover and Constipation

At least once a day during Passover, drink prune juice instead of grape juice. Try some dried figs instead of matzah as snacks during Passover. Eat lots of vegetables, soup, and salad. Before Passover starts, make your own whole wheat … Continue reading

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J-BOM: Factoids About the Seder

J-BOM (Jewish Book of the Month Club) is a multi-blog movement of people, mostly Messianic Jews, reading great books together and increasing Jewish learning. J-BOM is a form of tikkun olam (repair of the world) since the lost and lacking … Continue reading

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CLASSIC: The Rabbis of the Passover Haggadah

In March 2009, I wrote a lot of posts explaining the Haggadah. This summary of the rabbis mentioned in the Haggadah is well worth reading every year: https://derek4messiah.wordpress.com/2009/03/30/the-rabbis-of-the-passover-haggadah/

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J-BOM: JPS Commentary on the Haggadah, Pt 2

This is part of a series, with participation on a dozen MJ blogs (see end of post for links), about our Jewish Book of the Month selection, The JPS Commentary on the Haggadah. The April selection will be Visions of … Continue reading

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A Passover Palooza of Information

Palooza — an all-out crazy party; partying at one place with a ton of people like there’s no tomorrow! That’s the definition I see on one online dictionary. Hey, Passover is the palooza of Judaism, with surveys indicating that about … Continue reading

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The Passover Offerings

Passover is coming (first Seder is Monday night, March 29) and I’ll be talking mostly about Passover between now and then. There are so many subjects to cover. Tomorrow I will have a “Passover Palooza of Information,” with links and … Continue reading

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