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Passover With Passion

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Passover is a traditional ceremony practiced by persons of the Jewish faith in addition to many others who have accepted this tradition as part of their history. In our family we have a a Sedar. It is a lengthy reading done while one is usually very hungry. I have learned to eat something to hold me over or I get cranky.

Our family enjoyed a nice Passover dinner last night despite missing my beautiful daughters who are all overseas right now. In recent years, my joy comes from watching our adult kids. I can remember being so frustrated when they were small getting them to take the ceremony seriously was impossible. We did all we could to make their experience relaxed and fun so they would participate. No doubt, they have stories of the auntie cracking the whip at Passover not that it ever worked. Though they were children, they knew they wanted Passover to be about family and tradition.

They made me so incredibly proud as we enjoyed a heartfelt tradition enhanced with their personal touch with passion.

Enjoying these traditions with my family gives me much joy. I wish for them the very joy I had last night, passing tradition to a new generation for years with growth and passion.


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GRACEISENUF 4/1/2013 7:12PM


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BEEJAY49 3/31/2013 3:52PM

    Thank you for sharing! :)

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SASSISPRING 3/29/2013 9:48PM

    Thank-you for sharing your wonderful family tradition.

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IUHRYTR 3/28/2013 10:26PM

    I'm not fully versed in all Jewish traditions and ceremonies but from what I understand I appreciate and respect what has been celebrated for hundreds of years. this gives me something to read about and learn about. I hope the children, now grown, understand how solemn your traditions are. Be well. -- Lou

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KLAD_COCKERS 3/28/2013 2:56PM

    Happy Passover Victoria . . . wish I could be there to celebrate with you! It's true - it takes time for us to appreciate and embrace ceremonies and traditions. But as we mature and become adults, we become grateful for these things. Sending you big hugs emoticon

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SUGARBABY60 3/28/2013 12:20PM

    Glad to hear your sedar Meal went so well , hope the girls were able to find others to share a Passover meal with also.

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BONOLICIOUS2 3/28/2013 8:04AM

    Chag Sameach! Glad you had a happy seder even without the kids. It is so tough when families start growing and traveling and moving... but you still try to keep the tradition alive!

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GAYLLYNNE 3/28/2013 7:44AM

    Hope your seder was great! Passover is my favorite holiday :)

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TWEETYKC00 3/28/2013 5:14AM

    it is nice to have that time with family and pass on traditions.

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HICKOK-HALEY 3/28/2013 2:41AM

    Tradition is so important, and very few people cling to it anymore. I'm glad you and your family keep it alive...What are your girls doing overseas?

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_LINDA 3/28/2013 1:14AM

    That is just beautiful! I sincerely hope they too, will pass this wonderful tradition down to their children :) Glad you could enjoy it Victoria, in spite of your daughters'
Have a blessed Easter weekend..
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CHERIRIDDELL 3/28/2013 12:27AM

    How lovely Victoria .I hope your passover is blessed .Shalom!

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TIME4COFFEE 3/27/2013 10:28PM

    You have wonderful joy and passion for your traditions and sharing with family.

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LAURELSPARK 3/27/2013 9:44PM

    Nothing trumps family!!

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CARLANNIE 3/27/2013 9:42PM

    Big smiles!

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PHEBESS 3/27/2013 9:26PM

    I love Passover too!

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LESSOFMOORE 3/27/2013 9:07PM

    Victoria, what a beautiful blog. Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 3/27/2013 5:13PM

    Beautiful and touching blog about family, family traditions and spirituality. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you continue to have a peaceful and wonderful week. Love, Chelsea emoticon

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WINE4GIRL 3/27/2013 3:35PM

    Love how you keep the traditions alive for your family. The "children" will share those memories with their children someday.

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PAMBWS 3/27/2013 3:27PM

    As Sharon said, traditions are a wonderful thing. And adding new chapters to family traditions just makes them better.

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LODESTONE 3/27/2013 2:11PM

    Traditions are a wonderful thing. I hope it was full of family time as well.

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ARUN4ONE 3/27/2013 1:52PM

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing :D

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