Is Coronavirus a plague?
Passover 2020 brings to mind some Facts and memories about Passover. What is Passover? What is the Lesson of Passover? Passover has hand washing too.
With the coronavirus pandemic across the world, it’s so hard to ignore the Passover 2020.
“Each year, millions of Jews gather at Passover to remember their Hebrew forbears’ exodus from Egypt, where they escaped.
“Thanks to 10 divinely sent plagues.
The plagues of Egypt.
“The Plagues of Egypt, in the story of the book of Exodus, are ten disasters inflicted on Egypt by Yahweh.
The God of Israel (Yahweh) inflicted the disaster, in order to force the Pharaoh to allow the Israelites to go from slavery.
They serve as “signs and marvels” given by God to answer Pharaoh’s taunt that he does not know Yahweh: “The Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD.” [Link]
For the Jewish Rabbi Elana Friedman (the chaplain of Jewish life at Duke University) — “This year it feels like we have an 11th plague circling us.
“The inability to spend Passover with their grandparents has been really difficult for a lot of students. And they are mourning the loss of that,” says Friedman.
But for now, they can understand. They can understand that it’s not safe for all to celebrate the holiday together. [Link]
What is passover: Like many others, know more about Passover. And its origin.
What is passover?
What is the Lesson of Passover? Pesach message from Rabbi Mintz. (Passover 2020)
This is a top rated explanation, about what is Passover. See this video by Oorah.
What is Passover? 2 (Passover Explained)
What is Passover? 3 (Sedar & Seder plate) The Passover Story for Seder)
This is a short animated video that explains the story of Seder. (Sometimes we learn better with visual as this)
Passover Washing of Hands vs Coronavirus washing of hands: Similarities?
Hear Rabbi Rick Jacobs expression
Washing of hands: An old ritual that is now taking on a new importance
“One often overlooked part of the seder, the rabbi said, is the ritual washing of hands.”
This year, president of the Union for Reform Judaism (Rabbi Rick Jacobs) says he’s hosting a Seder on Zoom on Wednesday, when he expects 35 or so people to log on.
“This year, Jacobs will ask everyone on the Zoom seder not to just symbolically wash their hands.
“But to do it for real, for 20 seconds, as health officials have advised to prevent contagion.
“Washing our hands is the saving of lives, not just our own but the people’s around us,” says Jacob. [Link]
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