Monday, March 25, 2013

A White Passover

The Jewish calendar is a moving target. Christmas is always on December 25th, whereas Chanukah, Passover and the rest of the holidays are floating around. But, they don't float randomly. On the contrary, the calendar is built around Passover because of one specific verse in the bible:

The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep; seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, at the time appointed in the month Abib--for in it thou camest out from Egypt; and none shall appear before Me empty;

Abib, I've been told, means spring.

It's Passover, and spring. So why the heck is it snowing outside? And not an insignificant amount:

For the first time in two years, snow measured more than an inch at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The last time this much snow fell at the airport was Jan. 26, 2011.

Still, it is awfully pretty outside.

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