Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Pesach is Coming!!!

Just a reminder... Passover is coming! It's amazing, we gear up for Purim - you turn around, pack up the costumes and we're cleaning for Pesach. Unbelievable.

So between clearing out your dead food bodies out of the back of the refrigerator and vacuuming your car - take a look at these websites.

Great websites for Passover recipes, children's activities, learning about the holiday and basically everything else holiday related:

Our Jewish Homeschool Blog

Cleaning for Pesach:

YouTube video on how to clean your oven with baking soda and vinegar.
(No, I haven't tried it yet... check me a couple days before Pesach!) - Update! It works!!!

Passover Cleaning From  HaRav Scheinberg, Zt"L
Stress Less And Enjoy The Yom Tov
I've been following these ideas for years. It's so important to enjoy Pesach.

More suggestions on cleaning:
How to clean for Pesach (Passover) in one day

I must stress a point here -- people take too much on themselves before Passover, in the name of the holiday. It's a mistake. Your goal is to get rid of chametz - leavened bread, cookies and things with flour in them... not to spring clean. If you want to spring clean, either do it before Purim, or after Pesach. If you take it on now, along with your Passover chametz cleaning, it may be too much and many people (women especially) end up resenting the holiday of Pesach. G-d did not give us this amazing holiday in order to hate it. I dislike that word "hate", but there are plenty of people out there who truly misunderstand what we are supposed to do in way of preparation for the holiday. Please don't be one of them. If you don't know what you are actually supposed to do to get ready for the holiday please check with someone who does know... drop a line here, or Ask Moses! Don't be shy.

Pesach is a great holiday with so many spiritual possibilities - don't lose your opportunity to grow past your limitations.

Happy Pesach everyone!!!

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