TODAY – FRIDAY . . . MARCH 30, 2018 – Two World-Changing-Events Have Fallen On The Same Day – PASSOVER & EASTER.
EASTER is the Celebration of the Resurrection, when Christians . . . more than 2-Billion, will Celebrate or Commemorate The Rising Of Jesus Christ From The Dead.
It is Both Unfortunate & Terrible, that in this Day & Age, there are Whole Societies, which Deem the Unrestricted Celebration of Christianity ILLEGAL, as is Evidenced in many Moslem Countries, Asian Countries such as China, and even Cuba, just 80-Miles Off The South Eastern US Coast.
It is beyond belief, that in this Day of Modernity, there are still Societies who Beat, Torture, Disenfranchise, Rape & Murder People for their Non-Threatening & Non Aggressive Beliefs. BUT NONE MORE SO TODAY – THAN TO CHRISTIANS.
Even In America . . . Christianity is under Constant Assault from the LEFT, where the Public Display of Icons of Christianity Are For Too Many . . . in their interpretation, An Insult To Freedom “From” Religion.
A GREAT MANY HORRIBLE THINGS HAPPENED IN THE NAME OF CHRIST:
But How Do These Manifestly Horrible Things Relate To The Teaching of Christ?
And As A Jew . . . Me Personally – Shouldn’t I be amongst the ones to Rail-Against Christ & Christianity for the Despicable things that have happened to my Ancestors in the Name of Christ . . . From The Time Of The Crusades-On?
ONE WOULD BE AN IMBECILE . . . TO BLAME CHRIST FOR THE ACTIONS OF MAN:
GREAT MOVEMENTS . . . Led By Great People, are almost ALWAYS HIJACKED by Despicable People, in Order for them to Advance their Own Agenda – THE MESSAGE OF CHRIST BEING ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST EXAMPLES.
I’M JEWISH . . . And as such, I don’t believe that Christ Was The Messiah whom the Jewish People have been Waiting For . . . BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN – that I am in the Least Bit Opposed to Christ’s Message, Nor To The History Of Christ.
WE WOULD ALL DO WELL . . . To Listen to the Message Of Christ, & Live According to Christ’s Teachings, which in just about every way was taken from the TALMUD (The Root Of Judaism) . . . and the TEN COMMANDMENTS . . . Especially the Passage of . . . Love Thy Neighbor As Yourself . . .
It doesn’t Matter what Religion you Profess to Believe-In, even if you Believe in None, The Message Of Christ . . . who was Born a Jew, Lived as a Jew, and Died as a Jew – is a Message the World Would Be Far Better-Off Following Now . . . Than Today’s Dystopian Message Of The LEFT.
Therefore . . . On My Jewish Behalf – For What It’s Worth – HAPPY EASTER!
PASSOVER . . . THE FIRST JEWISH HISTORY OF FREEDOM:
Long Before The Founding Of Israel – Long Before the Birth Of Christ . . . & Long Before King David of Jerusalem . . . Moses led the Jewish People from Bondage, from the Land of the Pharaohs . . . To The Promised Land.
And Every Year . . . for Thousands of Years, no Matter the Hardships Faced by Jews anywhere in the World, whether they were at the Hands of the Romans, Greeks, Persians, Crusades, Inquisitions, Pogroms, Nazis & Global Anti-Semitism even Today – In The Year Of 2018 . . . We Jews Have Survived.
THE GREATEST TESTAMENT TO JEWS . . . IS ISRAEL – WE NEVER LOST HOPE:
From the Time of my Earliest Recollections . . . I Clearly Recall Ending our Passover Seders (Feast) with everyone at the Table, Saying these Simple Four Words in Unison . . . NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM.
Whether we were Poor like my Family . . . or Rich like Others. Whether we were well Educated, or Could Simply Read & Write. Whether we were Employed, Unemployed, a Professional, a Manager, or Owned a Business – THERE WAS ONE COMMONALITY . . .
We all sat at our Passover Table with Family & Friends, Eating the same Traditional Foods, Reading from the same Book (Haggadah), which tells the Story of Moses and the EXODUS from Egypt . . . By The Hand of God, which Brought us to the Promised Land.
THE JEWISH BATTLE CRY HAS ALWAYS BEEN . . . HOPE:
EVEN IN THE NAZI DEATH CAMPS . . . Where 6-Million Jews were Slaughtered, there was always Hope . . .
For the Jewish People, We Always Live With Hope, even the Name of the Israeli National Anthem . . . HATIKVAH . . . Translates Into English . . . As “THE HOPE”.
And For All Our Christian Friends . . . Please Remember, Some 2,000-Years Ago, Christ, who was a Rabbinical Student, also Gathered around the Passover Seder, where he and Others Celebrated the Liberation of the Jewish People from Egyptian Bondage, Bringing The World The Ten Commandments.
WHEREVER THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE – WE WILL ALWAYS CELEBRATE PASSOVER:
For Myself . . . I Celebrate Passover, Not As Much out of a Religious Context, but Rather, Because the Story of Passover is the Ongoing, Never Changing History & Story of the Jewish People, which to a Great Extent Makes Us Who We Are.
ANNE & I ARE 2,000 MILES FROM HOME . . . But Even In our Own Way, Tonight, JUST THE TWO OF US, Anne & I will Light the Sabbath Candles, say a few Traditional Prayers, Drink some Kosher Wine as is Instructed in the Haggadah, Eat Matzos . . . And Together We Will Say . . . THANK GOD – WE’RE BACK IN JERUSALEM.
Happy Easter – Happy Passover . . . & May We Forever Be In Jerusalem.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov