Pesach is the next appointed time or Biblical Feast. Pesach is the Fifteenth of Nissan. It falls on Saturday April 16-23, 2022, which means it starts the evening of Friday April 15, 2022. Why would that be? That doesn’t make sense, you might say, the day starts at 12:00AM midnight. Well, yes it does according to the calendar the world uses. Jewish days start at sunset based on the fact the the Biblical account of Creation says otherwise. “So there was evening, and there was morning, one day.” GEN 1:5
The Passover seder is full of symbolic elements designed to help participants to reflect on God’s work of redemption through the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt and the ultimate redemption through the Messiah. It is a wonderful time to transmit the values of freedom and godliness to the next generation.
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- Passover 2022 will be celebrated from April 15 – April 23.
- The first Seder will be on April 15 after nightfall, and the second Seder will be on April 16 after nightfall.
- Passover is celebrated by eating matzah (unleaven bread) and maror (bitter herbs).
- For the duration of the 8 (or 7 days in Israel) of Passover, chametz (leaven) is strictly avoided.
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I invite my fellow Gentiles to join in a Passover Seder if they can. Jesus’ so called “Last Supper” was definitely a Passover Seder and the modern version shares similarities with the one he conducted. He said “do this in memory of me,” so what better way to honor him, than by joining in a Seder full of meaning, joy and tradition? There are Messianic Synagogues peppered about that you can join with.
If you have trouble with that, you might consider doing one yourself. There are a lot of moving parts for a beginner, so you may want to begin by checking out some Passover Seder videos. Below are two options. I watched them and liked them. They are good.
Weekly Readings and Study + Daily Devotions
Join me as I journey through the Torah cycle. These are my questions and observations from the thirty-ninth of fifty-four Torah Potions: Chukat Numbers 19:1-22:1
A few words on blessings from Deuteronomy 28.
The sixth portion of the book of Bamidbar/Numbers is Chukat, which means “Statute.” This is the thirty-ninth Torah Portion.
TORAH: NUMBERS 16:1-18:32
HAFTORAH: 1 SAMUEL 11:14-12:22
APOSTLES: JOHN 19:1-17