Tag: Seder

The current holiday of Passover is not a biblical holiday

                                                      The following essay is from my book “Mysteries of Judaism.”                                     […]

Demons and Sympathetic Magic in the Passover Seder

                                            Demons and Sympathetic Magic in the Passover Seder   I spoke in the past about the ancient Jews believing in demons, the power of sympathetic magic (doing something on earth that causes heaven […]

Demons and Sympathetic Magic in the Passover Seder

                                               Demons and Sympathetic Magic in the Passover Seder   We saw in the prior articles that the belief in demons, the power of sympathetic magic to conjure the appearance of the messiah, the use of an intercessor to obtain God’s attention, and the belief in the effectiveness of magic numbers to help accomplish […]

The mystery of the first Passover

The following article appeared in my book “Mysteries of Judaism” where I showed that all the biblical holidays, without exception, were changes by the early Israelites, Pharisees, and later rabbis. I repeat it here because the holiday of Passover occurs this week.   Why Was The First Passover Different From All Other Passovers? The Israelites’ […]

Passover ceased to exist

The following article is from my recent book “Mysteries of Judaism” where I showed that every biblical holiday is not observed today as mandated in the Bible.                                             Passover: A dead holiday passed on its name Unlike Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the holiday of Passover did not continue to exist in a radically modified […]

Original ideas about Passover

  The Origin of the Seder The Passover Rite and early Rabbinic Judaism By Baruch M. Bokser Jewish Theological Seminary Press, 2002, 188 pages This reprint of the 1984 classic by Professor Bokser explains the origin of the Passover Seder meal ritual. He notes that the Pascal sacrifice was an important part of Jewish ritual […]

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