March/April 2013

Celebrating Passover

A look at this important Jewish holiday and its connection to the Messiah


Passover is one of the most important celebrations on the Jewish calendar. This issue explores the holiday’s traditions as well as its fulfillment in the Messiah.

Features

The Changing Face of America

Drive through almost any town in America on a Sunday morning and you’ll see church parking lots filled with cars. Yet a cultural revolution is taking...

How it All Began

Of all the Passovers that have ever been celebrated, only one was the actual Passover. It took place more than 34 centuries ago when the God of...

The Four Cups

As we sat around the Passover table, my host took us back in time to the days when his grandfather conducted wonderful seders that would last for...

Fun, Food, Family: The Traditions of Passover

Sweet treats and wonderful aromas always awaited me at my grandmother’s home on Passover. Even today, I have vivid memories of delectable...

A Night to Remember

Preparations for the evening were ready. When the hour had come, Jesus and His disciples went to an upper room, where they reclined around a low...


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Setting the Seder Table for a Large Group

If you’re conducting a Passover seder demonstration for a large group, it’s efficient to set the tables as pictured above. Although this isn’t how an authentic...

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How to Make Charoset

Charoset (also spelled haroset) is a mixture of apples, nuts, honey, and a little cinnamon. It is one of the elements on the seder plate, symbolizing the...

Why Unleavened Bread?

If there is one Passover food that can present a dining challenge, it would be matzoh, or unleavened bread. Though it really shines at breakfast when...

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Looking for Elijah

Every seder table has an extra place set for the prophet Elijah. A specially designated wine cup, Elijah’s cup, is filled to the brim for him. Malachi 4:5 says...

The Marvelous Afikomen

One of my most vivid childhood memories of celebrating Passover with my family is of finding the hidden afikomen and demanding my reward...

The Seder Plate

These are the elements that belong on the seder plate: Betzah (egg). The egg speaks of winter yielding to spring and life reemerging from seeming...

The Seven Keys to History Part Six

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The Grace of God Part Three

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A New York Times columnist has come under fire after retweeting a message calling the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the National Rifle Association (NRA)...

Zvi Mar/Apr 2013

I want to wish you all the best as we approach the great days of Passover. This is a holiday to remember how God delivered the Jewish people from their bitter bondage in Egypt. Today we are free, but many people would like to see us return to bondage and remove us from the land God gave to us as the descendants...

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