I’d like to wish all of Jewish my friends and readers a Happy Passover this year. My best friend in medical school was Jewish. Many of my best friends from California also practice Judaism. I have a deep respect for them and for what they stand for. I miss them dearly and wish we could have regular contact again other than via email. They have had a strong influence in my life and have enriched me greatly. Thank you.
Pesach or Passover is an eight-day long celebration that begins on the night of the fifteenth day of the month of Nissan of the Hebrew calendar. The highlight of the Passover celebration is the ceremony of Seder performed on the first two evenings of Passover. In 2009, Pesach will begin at the sunset on April 8th and will ends at the nightfall on April 15th. In Israel, Pesach is celebrated for seven days only, where the first and last days are observed as holidays and no work can be done on these days. However, at other places, the first two and the last two days are observed as holidays. Work can be done on the intermediary days that known as ‘Chol Ha-Mo’ed’.
I’ve been thinking about my boo hoo post from Sunday evening. It was an off negative day which we all have from time to time. However, I am so blessed and am grateful for what we have. When I think of all of the suffering in the world and those who suffer from chronic illness, I am indeed fortunate. Thanks to those who responded. Your comments were very helpful even if you don’t think they were. Pam’s reaction is that I should stop blogging for awhile. That, I don’t want to do. The blog helps me to vent and to reframe my thinking. Yes, I will continue to write.
And I want to thank those who responded to Robin and the serious ethical situation which she faces. Robin, I hope that some of those comments were helpful to you as well.