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Unformatted text preview: usewife begins her preparations immediately after Purim which takes place
a month before the Passover. Gradually every room, every closet, every cupboard, every
pocket is turned out and cleaned until on the night before the Seder the house is ready. Pots
and pans, cutlery, china and glassware have all been replaced by utensils specially kept from
one year to the next, for the Passover. How to make sure that ovens, microwaves, gas
burners and other kitchen equipment may be made fit for use over Passover, one must ask a
recognized Rabbinical authority
The Torah tells us that Passover must be celebrated in the spring. (Ex.Ch. 13 V. 4). The
Jewish calendar is lunar, based on the cycle of the moon around the earth. The moon takes 12 My Journey through the Haggadah by Yekutiel Atkins
about 29 days and 12 hours to circle the earth. With a year of twelve months, the year is
therefore about eleven days short of the solar year which is recorded by the secular calendar,
and which is based on the earth circling the sun. To keep both periods synchronized so that
Passover always falls in the spring, 7 times...
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