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.
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