This week’s Torah portion covers Exodus 10:1 to 13:6. The last three of the ten plagues descend on Egypt: locusts devour the crops, impenetrable darkness shrouds the land, and finally the firstborns of every Egyptian family are killed during the night. On the night of the final plague, the Israelites were instructed to sacrifice a lamb as their Passover offering. They were to take the blood of the lamb and paint their doorposts with it as a sign to the angel of death that God-fearing Israelites were present. Every household who obeyed this command was spared, or passed over. It is striking to me that before the fog lifts from a plague-ridden Egypt and before the Israelites are out from under Pharaoh’s hand, God commands the Israelites to ritualize a new feast. Should Christians also celebrate the Passover Seder?
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