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Passover is one of my favorite holidays since I was a little girl. My family and friends get together in celebration of Passover and we have lots of fun together.  The holiday starts Begins sunset of  Friday, April 3, 2015 and ends nightfall of  Saturday, April 11, 2015. The first two nights of Passover is celebrated with an abundant meal with special foods, and silverware which are all a part of the Seder. For the remainder of the holiday we eat only foods that are “Kosher for Passover”.  Weeks before the holiday supermarkets have special aisles that have only items that are Kosher for Passover all together so they are easily found. No leavened (containing yeast) foods or grains are eaten. In its place matzoh and foods containing matzoh are eaten.

At the Seder we read from a book which is called the Hagadah which tells the story of the Jews exodus from Egypt.

About 3000 years ago the Israelites were enslaved by the Egyptians under the rule of the Pharaoh Ramses II. Moses, a simple Jewish shepherd, was instructed by G-d to go to the pharaoh and demand the freedom of his people.

Moses’ plea of let my people go was ignored. Moses warned the Pharaoh that G-d would send severe punishments to the people of Egypt if the Israelites were not freed. Again the Pharaoh ignored Moses’ request of freedom. In response G-d unleashed a series of 10 terrible plagues on the people of Egypt:

Blood, Frogs, Vermin, Wild Beasts, Cattle Disease, Boils, Hail Locusts, Darkness, Slaying of the First Born

When the Pharaoh agreed to freedom, the Israelites left their homes so quickly that there wasn’t even time to bake their breads. So they packed the raw dough to take with them on their journey. As they fled through the desert they would quickly bake the dough in the hot sun into hard crackers called matzoh. Today to commemorate this event, Jews eat matzoh in place of bread during Passover.

Though the Jews were now free, their liberation was incomplete. The Pharaoh’s army chased them through the desert towards the Red Sea. When the Jews reached the sea they were trapped, since the sea blocked their escape.

It was then that a miracle occurred. The waves of the Red Sea parted and the Israelites were able to cross to the other side. As soon as they all reached the other side the sea closed trapping the Pharaoh’s army as the waves closed upon them

Then as the Israelites watched the waters of the Red Sea sweep away the Pharaoh’s army they realized they were finally free.

To read more about the story of Passover visit http://www.holidays.net/passover/story.html.

Wishing you all a very happy Passover. ~Bonnie

P.S. Check out these videos I found…

LET US GO – PASSOVER PARODY – REGGAE (LET IT GO – IDINA MENZEL) Jimmy Fallon

See the video – Matzo Man

Bonnie Gortler

Bonnie Gortler, the Inspired Wealth & Well-Being Coach, is a successful stock market expert who has been instrumental in managing multi-million-dollar client portfolios within a top-rated investment firm during her over 35-year corporate career. As the author of “Journey to Wealth“, Bonnie has made it her mission to share the importance of risk management and how to enjoy true financial well-being by applying the technical and mental sides of investing. Bonnie has an M.B.A. in Business Administration and is a certified life coach. She is a huge sports fan who believes in healthy eating and has an unyielding passion for fitness.  It is through her love of social media, blogging, coaching that she is able to create change in the lives of many and inspire people from around the world. Bonnie is fully committed to your personal growth and development as she shares her winning spirit and powerful techniques with you.  Visit BonnieGortler.com to gain tips and insights surrounding investing, healthy eating, personal development and inspiration through her writings on Wealth and Well-Being.


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Bonnie Gortler

Bonnie Gortler, the Inspired Wealth & Well-Being Coach, is a successful stock market expert who has been instrumental in managing multi-million-dollar client portfolios within a top-rated investment firm during her over 35-year corporate career. As the author of “Journey to Wealth“, Bonnie has made it her mission to share the importance of risk management and how to enjoy true financial well-being by applying the technical and mental sides of investing. Bonnie has an M.B.A. in Business Administration and is a certified life coach. She is a huge sports fan who believes in healthy eating and has an unyielding passion for fitness.  It is through her love of social media, blogging, coaching that she is able to create change in the lives of many and inspire people from around the world. Bonnie is fully committed to your personal growth and development as she shares her winning spirit and powerful techniques with you.  Visit BonnieGortler.com to gain tips and insights surrounding investing, healthy eating, personal development and inspiration through her writings on Wealth and Well-Being.

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