Episode 25 - What Should I Know About Passover? - Dr. Gary V. Smith

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The New American Haggadah: A Simple Passover Seder for the Whole Family (free on Kindle)

The Haggadah (order of the service)
Opening Hymn
The First Cup (The Cup of Sanctification)
The Second Cup (The Cup of Mercy)
The Meal (see menu below)
The Third Cup (The Cup of Redemption)
The Fourth Cup (The Cup of Hope)
Closing Hymn (The Hallel, Psalms 113-119)

Photos from our Passover Seder

Exodus 1 / Hebrews growing in numbers
Exodus 7-11 / Plagues
Exodus 12 / Passover and Israel’s Exodus from Egypt
Exodus 24 / Israel accepts the LORD’s covenant

Passover Menu
Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls
Boiled Potatoes
Vegetable, Carrots & Greens
Salad, Horseth
Dessert, Lemon Pudding

1 I love the LORD because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy.
2 Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!
3 Death wrapped its ropes around me; the terrors of the grave overtook me. I saw only trouble and sorrow.
4 Then I called on the name of the LORD: “Please, LORD, save me!”
Psalm 116:1-4 (NLT)

“Abba, Father,” he cried out, “everything is possible for you. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”
Mark 14:36 (NLT)

23 And he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. 24 And he said to them, “This is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice for many. 25 I tell you the truth, I will not drink wine again until the day I drink it new in the Kingdom of God.”
26 Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives.
Mark 14:23-26 (NLT)

The Maccabeats - Mah Nishtanah - Passover (Why is this night different?)

The Maccabeats - Dayenu - Passover (It would have been enough)

Baruch atah Adonai Ellohaynu mellach ha’olam bowray paree ha’adamah
Blessed art Thou, eternal our God, King of the Universe, Creator of the fruit of the earth.