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Passover During COVID-19

Passover, along with the other spring feasts, will look very different this year.  Due to the COVID-19 epidemic sweeping the globe, the U.S., like many other nations, has put quite strong limits on gatherings, hoping to decrease the spread of the virus.  Many will change their Passover plans and celebrate the feast as individual families in their homes.  Some will gather outside for open fellowship.  Some will share the time with others over video conferencing.  No matter how Passover will be different this year, we still thank Yah that we can keep His feast.  We still take joy in celebrating His deliverance and pray He delivers His people once again from all the evil around us, especially in this tough time.

If you are celebrating Passover at home and would like to utilize our Passover Haggadah, links for printable PDFs and single-page electronic viewing are below.

May you have a sweet and blessed feast!

                     

Why We Don’t Use the Traditional Passover Seder Plate

If you attend a Passover memorial at Trumpets, you will notice that we do not use the traditional seder plate.  The traditional seder plate with it’s six elements is a tradition founded in the Mishna, and though not all Jewish traditions are anti-biblical, there are some questionable points concerning the seder plate.  The commanded items to include in the Passover memorial are the lamb/goat, matzah, and bitter herbs (Exodus 12:8).  One point of concern in the seder plate is the boiled egg, which is said to signify the pre-holiday sacrifice or the circle of life, though we know that there is much connection between eggs and the worship of Ishtar, fertility, and even as many Jewish sources say, the circle of life.  Another point of concern is that the arrangement of the six items on the seder plate sets them to be connected by the six pointed “star of David,” and many seder plates even have this symbol in the middle of the plate.  The origin of the “star of David” dates back at least to the time of Amos, when he spoke against the children of Israel for bearing the “star of [their] god” (Amos 5:26).  The writer of Acts quotes this verse and references the star as that of “your god Remphan.”  There is much connection of this star with other anti-biblical and demonic religions.

If you are preparing for a Passover memorial, please keep these things in mind.  Search out the traditions to make sure they they are not contrary to Yah’s word.  Yahshua criticised the Pharisees often for holding fast the tradition of men while forsaking the commandments of Yah.  Let us hold fast the commandments Yah has given us concerning His feasts and find joy in the ability to meet with Him in set-apartness, especially during these times.

Potential Spring Holydays

Here are the scenarios for the spring holydays. Scenario #2 is the most likely, but we’ll wait on the new moon sighting to confirm the holy dates.

A 13th Month

With the aviv reports we have evaluated, we have decided that a 13th month is needed this year. Our Passover memorial will be mid April. Stay tuned for exact dates as we see the next new moon.