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Festival of Denial?

Brian953 Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 2:56 PM
It is poor reasoning to think that this commission was based on merit, rather than the sovereign choice of the One who did the committing. That kind of vanity is what led to the exile in Babylon, amongst other results.
ElihuE Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 1:30 PM
Brian953;
Kinda nitpicking aren't you? Do you think that I am not aware of Deuteronomy 7.7-8?! Please read especially verse 8 of the following. BTW, are you Jewish that you would know this?
"[7] It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the LORD set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples, [8] but *it is because the LORD loves you and is keeping *the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
This week, together with about 13 million Jews worldwide (yes, that's all there are), our family will celebrate the Feast of Passover -- perhaps the oldest continuously celebrated religious holiday in the world.

Passover is primarily a holiday of the home, not the synagogue. The preparations take days. We sit down to a table adorned with familiar objects: a silver cup for the Prophet Elijah, candle sticks, a lamb shank representing the sacrifice in Temple days, bitter herbs, matzah, parsley, eggs and salt water. We do the traditional "seder" -- its choreographed rituals burnished by centuries of practice. Everything is...

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