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on Aug 19, 2010 at 9:22:04 am
A video rant about Passover.
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Re: Passover
by Tim Parsons
Oh! the corn! I found out why from this website

"Jews of different backgrounds do not observe all of the same rules. Ashkenazi Jews, who come from Europe (most Jews in America), also avoid corn, rice, peanuts, and legumes as they are also used to make bread and may have other grains mixed in. These items are known as kitniyot."

And this one.

"If you are Ashkenazi (of eastern European descent) then corn and other grains, beans, and legumes are considered "kitniyot", items from which flours can be made that while not forbidden absolutely in the Torah or Talmud, they carry a rabbinic prohibition. On the other hand, if you are Sephardic, these foods and there byproducts are OK."
Re: Passover
by Tim Parsons
Sorry. posted before I was done...

Hope thats helps out!

Probably didn't even want to know all that, but it's there for your info!

Funny rant though... hahaha!

Re: Passover
by Tim Parsons
Very funny! I usually find it humorous to hear comedians poking a little fun at their own religion.

Btw, just a little bit of background on the unleavened bread, or matza...

It is true that they ate unleavened bread on their flight out of Egypt, but it was not because they forgot the yeast. They simply did not have time. Exodus 12:33,34 "And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We be all dead men. And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders."

But the interesting thing is, that's not even where the tradition started. Just prior to their actual exodus from the land of Egypt, the tenth plague was executed on the land. In preparation for this plague, the Lord told the Israelites to bake unleavened bread and instituted the other facets of the Passover feast.

So why unleavened bread? Throughout the Scriptures, leaven is symbolic of sin. The Lord instituted a symbolic purge of sin so that He could effectively work in and through the observer of the tradition.

So it is interesting that the tradition of unleavened bread was indeed instituted before their hasty flight from Egypt, when they ate unleavened bread of necessity rather than by commandment as they had in the preceding days.
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