April 13, 2017
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. The twin themes for this week are Passover, the first night of which falls on April 10, and Easter, which falls on April 16.
Today’s poem is for a child of a mixed Christian/Jewish marriage about the relationship between Easter and Passover.
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Easter and Passover go together
Like peas in a pod or birds of a feather.
The Last Supper was an orthodox Seder
(But without the four questions – they came later)
With matzah, not bread, since Jesus kept kosher,
And the story of how we left Egypt with Moshe,
And baruchas and songs and prayers like those you
Now sing as part of being a Jew.
So celebrate both holidays, if you like,
Since both are bright rays of one beautiful light.
© by Nicholas Gordon
Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at http://www.poemsforfree.com/easte3.html. For more poems about religion, go to http://www.poemsforfree.com/religiouspoems.html .
This week’s theme: Easter and Passover
April 10: Religions Live in a Crowded Neighborhood
April 11: Easter and Pesach, Eternally Linked
April 12: Every Religion Has Blood on Its HandsApril 13: Easter and Passover Go Together