Blessed Passover

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by windblade, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Blessings sent to all who are celebrating - (as much as possible with our DD's.)

    The Exodus story of Moses leading the Israelites from slavery to freedom is also important to me, as my faith as a christian is based on the Israelites love relationship with God.

    May your homes and families be filled to overflowing with Holy love and joy and goodness.

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  2. springwater

    springwater Member

    Read your post

    Understood about love/hate relationship. Only too well.


  3. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Oh my! What a dumb thing I did. I was trying to remember how Rafiki used to write the Holy name of God out of love and respect for her Jewish step-children. It's written and said in a special way. I read a beautiful essay recently how originally God's name in Hebrew was the same as our breathing in and out, and could be understood as the breath of God.

    I loved that - had never heard it before.

    Speaking of different emotions in relationship with God, as you mentioned; I've learned that from the book of Psalms, from the bible, where every possible human response and experience is expressed about and to God! And originally sung. I've been looking for these songs in English to pray along with recently.

    God Bless :)
  4. freida

    freida Active Member

    I loved and appreciated seeing these posts.

    Thank you for it, Judy.

    And for your mentioning of Passover.
    For many of us, it has a theme of wanting freedom for ALL peoples, as do some of the other Jewish holy days.

    And it is nice, as Jewish, to not feel need to be invisible, when not majority, and often so misunderstood.

    There are a few different names in Hebrew, for God.
    Hay-nan-nee is one of them, means sort of, here I am. Or I am here.
    The one for breath, my cfs brain is cluttering and not bringing it up. We often call God, Adonai.

    My hopes and loving wishes for every one of you,

    and thank you, springwater,

    for being here also, and for replying, and for all of your special sharings of your self.

    I learn from you and feel love and compatibility and overlaps with both of your faiths, also.

    ANd good and kind people of all faiths, and those who have other views as well.

    All are precious and have reasons for who they are and what they believe .

    I've known well and loved dearly some "nonbelievers" who would not harm anyone.

    peace and blessings,

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  5. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    How happy to see you here. Yes, Blessed Passover. I love what you said about Passover being a time for longing for freedom for all peoples. Our world is so troubled, and so in need of healing! Every drop of kindness, gentleness, and especially protection of the vulnerable is so needed.

    I'm glad that the world has changed from when I was a child - in that people are more open to learning from, finding joy in, respecting other people's faiths. Well, I have to say that there is the opposite also.

    But at least we have opportunities now to share across the world, and receive much goodness from each other.

    I'm wondering if that name in Hebrew for God is the one spoken to Moses from the burning bush. I love going back to the original words, and finding rich meanings. Love language.

    Thanksgiving and Christmas I was able to cook for my husband and I. But for this Easter just do not have the strength.

    My DH got some lovely foods from Whole Foods - precooked. Lamb with rosemary and garlic, roasted asparagus, and chunky potato salad. And a lovely apple crumb pie -( non gluten) which I am tempted to take a bite out of today But will try and control myself :)

  6. freida

    freida Active Member

    I enjoyed your response, Judy!
    Gave me good feelings of happiness.

    I love language too.
    Including the original language some of the common beloved prayers were in.
    One of the many reasons I personally love Hebrew, even though I am certain that prayers and thankfulness, are heard in every language and chant and melody, that people express them in. :)

    And I love English language, too.

    I too am very thankful for being able to bridge any gap between peoples, whenever possible.

    Yours and mine is not that huge. :))))))

    Neither is many others here. :)

    Thank you, Judy!

    Leah Freida

    P.S. Was not able to cook the traditional food, for Passover, either,
    which I would have liked even just one. Was able finally to accept that, and feel thankful and blessed, to have other good food, and simply to think about Passover, while I cannot go to temple or observe it fully at home either. I am thankful for being alive. Ill and limited , though I am. I am thankful for having this interaction. For being able to think, as confused as I often do get. And for the wondrous sky, which I can gaze at, out my window.

    Happy Easter to all who observe that holy time!

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