Happy Passover 2010 From my family to every Jewish family.


Happy Passover 2010 From my family to every Jewish family.
by capt_ayhab

In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month between the two evenings is the LORD'S Passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD; seven days ye shall eat unleavened bread. In the first day ye shall have a holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work. And ye shall bring an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days; in the seventh day is a holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work. (Leviticus 23:5)

Chametz (חמץ, "leavening") refers either to a grain product that is already fermented (e.g. yeast breads, certain types of cake, and most alcoholic beverages), or to a substance that can cause fermentation (e.g. yeast, sourdough  or high fructose corn syrup). The consumption of chametz is forbidden during Passover in most Jewish traditions. According to Halakha, the ownership of chametz is also proscribed.

The specific definition of chametz varies among religious and ethno-cultural traditions. In Ashkenazic and certain Sephardic applications of Jewish Law, chametz does not include baking soda, baking powder or like products. Although these are leavening agents, they leaven by chemical reaction whereas the prohibition against chametz is understood to apply only to fermentation. Thus, bagels, waffles and pancakes made with baking soda and matzo meal are considered permissible, while bagels made with yeast, sourdough pancakes and waffles, and the like, are prohibited. Karaite Jews and many non-Ashkenazic Jewish traditions do not observe a distinction between chemical leavening and leavening by fermentation.

The Torah commandments regarding chametz are:

* To remove all chametz from one's home, including things made with chametz, before the first day of Passover. (Exodus 12:15). It may be simply used up, thrown out (historically, destroyed by burning, since there was no weekly garbage pickup in ancient times), or given or sold to non-Jews (or non-Samaritans, as the case may be).

* To refrain from eating chametz or mixtures containing chametz during Passover. (Exodus 13:3, Exodus 12:20, Deuteronomy 16:3).

 Happy Passover 2010 From my family to every Jewish family. May peace be upon you and your nation.

Source: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passover


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Thank you,  user profile.">capt_ayhab and you all  for Passover wishes.

I would like to bring a small correction, the unleavened bread is eaten 7 days only in Israel, outside the country Pessah is 8 days !



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i'm flattered

by humanbeing on

thanks. i hope to retain my humanity as things get more and more complicated around here.

(mme) humanbeing.



by capt_ayhab on

You said it perfectly [we are all human beings].

Profound statement indeed sir/madam



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by humanbeing on

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Well to answer your question I need to say that I am not a Jewish, but  a Muslim.

I was hoping some of Jewish friends to join us here and correct any mistake that might be in the article.

I did copy the article from the source I have indicated and I am assuming[for the lack of better word] that it is accurate.

As we say... Bani Adam aAzaye yek peykarand.

Thanks for your time.




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