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Jewish Passover: 'My favorite religious holiday'

Original post made on Apr 6, 2012

Passover, the Jewish holiday commemorating the story of Exodus, is under way to the joy of many and the consternation of a few devout lovers of bread, which is given up for a week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 6, 2012, 7:11 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by gary, a resident of Downtown
on Apr 6, 2012 at 9:17 am

Good story. Remembering and describing traditions from childhood is a great way to keep them alive. The sharing allows understanding, and it promotes other traditions and their participants, and keeps them alive as well. גליקלעך פסח און גוט געזונט צו די משפחות


Posted by perspective, a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Apr 6, 2012 at 10:18 am

This article is not offensive to me, so remember that before commenting. My only question is: would an article about Christmas be printed? These days no one can say "Merry Christmas" without risking being slammed by the PC police for not saying "happy holidays". That being so, should we not treat each and every religious holiday the same way? I only wonder why it is that some celebrations are mocked and even condemned while other religions can speak freely without censure.


Posted by John, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 6, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Hey "perspective" --- I'm a bleeding-heart pinko liberal, and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas. Happy Passover, while you're at it...


Posted by sj, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Telling a story of culture and religion is not assuming you are of a certain religion. This was a good story on the culture of this holiday and as somebody of Jewish background, I could relate to much of it and it told the significance of the holiday and traditions. I would be just as interested in a story on Easter so maybe I could understand the significance of rabbits, eggs, and chocolates.

I believe sharing stories like this are good for understanding. Where some people have an issue with "Merry Christmas" as this being a religions holiday you are saying "Merry Birth of Christ". Personally I believe that Christmas is more of a secular holiday now and not a religious holiday and I interpret "Merry Christmas" as "Merry Last Week of the Year; Presents for Everyone."


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