Local

March 22, 2013

FH to celebrate Passover on Monday in Main Post Chapel

passover-art
Passover, the Biblically-ordained Festival of Freedom, will be observed by Jews the world over starting on Monday evening and concluding at nightfall, April 2. Those interested can observe the festival at the traditional Jewish Passover Seder at 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the Main Post Chapel’s activities room. The suggested donation for the Seder is $15. Call 533.4748 for reservations.

The essence of the celebration is an elaborate ritual built around a specially prepared meal held on the first two nights of the holiday. The meal is called “Seder,” a Hebrew word meaning “order.” This refers to the order of the various elements of the worship service in which participants partake of various symbolic foods: Matzah (unleavened bread); Karpas (seasonal greens dipped in salt water); Charoses (a mixture of chopped apples, nuts, raisins, wine and cinnamon); and Maror (bitter herbs, usually horseradish).

The drama of the story of Passover unfolds in a special book, the “Hagaddah,” the “narration,” and refers to the story of the Jews’ enslavement in Egypt at the hands of the Pharaoh, and their subsequent redemption under the leadership of Moses.

The principle idea of the observance is that each person is to consider himself a slave who experiences freedom for the first time. The process involves the whole Family. The drama of the occasion teaches the lesson that freedom must never be taken for granted, and that everyone has the responsibility to see that the blessings of freedom are extended to all human beings.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Maranda Flynn

Combat Lifesaver Course trains Soldiers to save lives on, off battlefield

Maranda Flynn From left, Fort Huachuca Combat Lifesaver Course instructors Sgt. James Atcitty, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, and Sgt. James Fender, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade, wrap a casualty in a heat protect...
 
 
J.D. Leipold

Army signs ‘Shifting Gears’ training partnership with GM, Raytheon

J.D. Leipold The Shifting Gears Automotive Technician Training Program proclamation is displayed after being signed by representatives from the Army, General Motors and Raytheon at a Pentagon ceremony, Tuesday. From left, the s...
 
 
David Vergun

Senior leaders explain Army’s drawdown plan

David Vergun No commander is happy when notified that a Soldier from his or her command has been identified for early separation. But commanders personally notify those Soldiers and ensure participation in the Soldier for Life ...
 

 

Online tool provides ‘voice’ for installation customers

When it comes to providing feedback on services provided by various organizations throughout the Department of Defense, the Interactive Customer Evaluation, or ICE, system allows customers to voice their feedback. ICE is a Web-based tool that collects feedback through online comment cards designed to improve customer service by allowing managers to monitor the satisfaction levels...
 
 
IMG_0131

Ship ‘docks’ temporarily at Fort Huachuca

The fully restored 36-foot replica of the USS Arizona battleship ‘docks’ at the Fort Huachuca Main Exchange last weekend as part of the 119th anniversary celebration of the Post Exchange System. Wanda and Perry Sartain, for...
 
 

Civilian of the Month

Civilian of the Month: Christine Ritzer Agency: Communications Security Logistics Activity, Information Security Division Position and duties: Analyze classified communications security data How long at current assignment: 2 years in November How long in government service: 8 years Residence: Sierra Vista, originally from New Jersey Family: Parents, Victor and Chong Alequin, brother Mike, and h...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin