The Hebrew month of Nissan is called "the first month" in our verse, and "on the tenth day" the Children of Israel ascended from the Jordan onto the holy soil of Israel for the first time. Amazingly, the tenth day of Nissan is also mentioned in the Book of Exodus (12:2-3), as the day, forty years earlier, when the Israelites were instructed to sacrifice the Passover lamb. Thus we learn that the Passover offering gave merit to the nation to enter the Holy Land. Earn merit by supporting the poor of Israel this Passover, and receive a beautiful gift in the mail.
The Temple Mount has particular significance to Jews during the holiday of Passover, but police have forcibly removed at least 13 Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount for violating the ban against non-Muslim worship.
This beautiful black velvet Passover set is the essence of elegance. It includes both the cover one would use to encase the three matzot used atthe seder, and the pouch used to house the Afikoman, the desert matzah of special significance.
Thanks to everyone who responded to yesterday's photo trivia! Timna Valley in southern Israel is the site of the world’s first copper mine, and thousands of ancient mining shafts can be found there. Timna also boasts a life-size replica of the Tabernacle.
It is so uplifting to see and read this everyday. I am 83 years young and this is a blessed addition to my everyday life. God bless each one who provides the pictures. I say you are blessed and highly favored of God. C. Gray, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Shalom Rabbi , I am S.J. writing from Durban. South Africa. I have never had an opportunity to visit Israel, but I love your articles and news items. The photography is excellent. Congratulations with your endeavour to spread your message and the support for the IDF.