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Happy Passover and Easter

Happy Passover and Easter

We are in this together.

Passover starts at sundown tonight, and Easter is Sunday.

To our Jewish and Christian readers, Happy.

That Happy, of course, is tempered by the historical reality, as is written in the Passover Haggadah:

For not just one alone has risen against us to destroy us, but in every generation they rise against us to destroy us; and the Holy One, blessed be He, saves us from their hand!

These quotes are now a tradition:

Short all-purpose “Jewish History in One Sentence“:

“Quick synopsis of every Jewish holiday: They tried to kill us; we won; let’s eat.”

Particularly timely now, Passover Is No Time To Wish For The End Of Christian America:

Nothing has changed in thousands of years. They still rise up in every generation to destroy us, but this time the names are not Haman or Adolf, but Mahmoud and Osama. And on this earth, it will be Christian Americans almost alone who will stand with us.

I’m reminded of the bumper sticker from the 1960′s: “If you hate cops, next time you are in trouble call a hippie. ” Jews, of all people, should not wish too hard for The End of Christian America. There is no one else to call.

So particularly at this Passover time, we should not wish too hard for the End of Christian America. We might just get it.

Yet who will Christians call?

That’s a question I’ve never asked before, but given the mass slaughter and exile of Christians in the Middle East this past year — except in Israel — and the relentless cultural war, it’s a question that needs an answer.

But this year, one combined Passover and Easter post is in order.

We are in this together.

[Featured Image: Israel’s Escape from Egypt, illustration from a Bible card published 1907 by the Providence Lithograph Company]


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Henry Hawkins | April 3, 2015 at 7:37 pm

I wish y’all at LI and commenters a Happy Passover and a Happy Easter.

“Yet who will Christians call?”

Answer: The same Savior Who has redeemed us all. As Christians we know that this vale of tears (valle lacrimarum) is not home, but rather a temporary passage. To the Christian this life is the worst hell that he/she will ever know (some more harshly than others), but this life is the best heaven that the non-believer will ever know. “Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5.

Doug Wright Old Grouchy | April 3, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Professor: Israel and the US are in it together. We stand together or fall together, both countries face the same enemies, some foreign enemies, others are domestic opponents against freedom, liberty, and justice under the law.

If we can get through the next 22-months of Obama’s lame duck idiocy, both countries stand a good chance of remaining sovereign entities. Otherwise, we will face a dismal and mean future.

Thank you, ‘Enry ‘Awkins! And I wish the same to you and yours, also.

And, PFG, well said. He is who we wait for.

Wonderful post, Professor!

Happy to all LI readers!

Happy Passover to all our Jewish friends, and Happy Easter to my fellow Christians.

May God bless and protect us all.

Professor, we are so blessed to be living in these times – to watch the heathen rage, as the Father laughs: Psalm 2.

Certainly mighty miracles are soon to happen, even as mighty as the ones Moses was a witness to — and we shall see this with our own eyes! We will be called blessed! Little Israel has a Mighty Redeemer, a Powerful Savior!

Job 19:25-27 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: (26) And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: (27) Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

Uncle Samuel | April 3, 2015 at 8:50 pm

Passover and Easter, a tale of sacrificial lambs spanning human history from Eden onward*, revealing G-D’s love, mercy, forgiveness and provision for our wretchedness and many sins.

Behold The Lamb of G-D

*(the skins for covering Adam and Eve’s nakedness came from the first substitutionary sacrifice in which G-D acted as the first priest)

LukeHandCool | April 3, 2015 at 9:13 pm

You right-wingnuts and your stupid, paranoid, Obama Derangement Syndrome.

What you all fail to realize (or what your primitive 3-dimensional brains are incapable of comprehending) is that the objective of Grandmaster President Obama’s 8-dimensional diplomacy chess strategy is the total, absolute, and overwhelming appeasement of the opponent.

He is Risen.

We have already won.

LukeHandCool | April 3, 2015 at 9:29 pm

If the Ku Klux Klan threw a party in Indiana and Memories Pizza refused to cater it, would the left or the media (I repeat myself) care?

James O’Keefe, where are you?

You can sting the left by stinging the left. You can also sting the left by showing the right has principles and standards of decency.

LukeHandCool (who, speaking of standards, is reminded of a cute exchange between Sam Donaldson and George Will on This Week with David Brinkley years ago, when Sam was arguing in favor of some looney progressive change to some old standard, and George responded (paraphrasing), “Standards are not supposed to change radically. That’s why they’re called standards.”)

    Henry Hawkins in reply to LukeHandCool. | April 3, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    I don’t think it was O’Keefe, but I did watch a hidden cam video today of a guy going around and asking bakeries in American Muslim neighborhoods if they’d make a cake for a gay wedding. Nope, they wouldn’t, not a one. But let’s not hold our breath waiting for MSNBC to demonize them.


      It was Steven Crowder and who hijacked Luke’s identity???

        Henry Hawkins in reply to JoAnne. | April 4, 2015 at 12:43 pm

        Huh? Sounds like Luke to me. He’s quite insane, you know.

          LukeHandCool in reply to Henry Hawkins. | April 4, 2015 at 3:57 pm

          In a good and just world, you would all be forced to bake me cakes (and pies) daily, and cater to my every whim.

          Ergo, it is not a good and just world.

          LukeHandCool (who, in case the world does turn good and just, would have his caterers know he abhors the culinary abomination that is frosting and insists upon whipped extra-heavy cream, the base of his personal food pyramid and coincidentally a food of the gods. Now try to call him insane)

This agnostic stands with the Jews and Christians. My atheist husband does as well. My lack of faith doesn’t mean I don’t understand the importance of it.

Happy Passover and Happy Easter to all.

“Yet who will Christians call?”

I say we should be bold enough to call upon that substantial fraction of Muslims who know that the Islamist perversion is indeed a heresy.

Among Muslims, there are people who are our enemy, and the enemy of all decent people. The Muslim world has been very slow to recognize this. However, this year marked a sea change, with the acknowledgement by significant numbers of prominent Muslims that the recent war between Israel and Hamas was the fault of Hamas, and that Hamas had engaged in war crimes; that the Daesh are no legitimate Caliphate; and that the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization. This is new.

Happy Easter, and Happy Passover to everyone of good will.

    Radegunda in reply to Valerie. | April 4, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Here we go again. Attacking people so as to force them to submit is not a “perversion” nor a “heresy” of Islam. It is the heart and soul of Islam, as exemplified in the example of Mohammad and as commanded in the central, orthodox Islamic texts. Here’s just one:
    Qur’an (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”

    Western scholars before the PC age — and before the Hamas Covenant, before the Muslim Brotherhood — had a clear-eyed view of the malignancy at the core of Islam, and of the bitter fruit it bore everywhere it was planted.

    Today, when Muslims from Indonesia to Paris go into a frenzy of murderous rage against people they accuse of “insulting” Islam, and when Saudi or Pakistani courts sentence people to death for the same reason, it isn’t because some little group of “Islamist” “heretics” “perverted” their creed. It’s because killing people who do not “submit” is a command that is fundamental to their creed.

    It really isn’t hard to understand.

For the Eastern Orthodox, our Pascha (greek form of Pesach) is not yet for another week. Nevertheless to all the children of Adam and Eve, I wish a blessed Passover/Easter.

We live. Happy Passover and Easter to you too, Professor.
And, to everyone.

“We are in this together” If only the rest of the world understood these simple words. Happy Passover and Happy Easter. Thank you Professor.

“We are in this together.”

Amen, Brother.

Wishing everyone at LI a peaceful and blessed Passover and Easter.

And Happy Passover to you and your family, Professor.

Henry Hawkins | April 4, 2015 at 10:29 pm

I’d ask all to join me in remembering Mandy and her family this Easter.

Get well soon, Mandy!

We are walking around on Resurrection ground.

Happy Resurrection Day to everyone born of water and the spirit!