Welcome to our special PASSOVER Night issue.
a) The Passover Festival begins on Shabbat evening, April 22, with "the Seder" (see articles #1-4),
and ends after the Shabbat of the following week.
b) From the 2nd night of Pesach (Saturday night) through the night before Shavuot we "Count the Omer" - see article #5
(plus more in the weeks to come).
c) We held over the Annual Tree blessing from last week on the home page —
a nice family activity during the weekdays of the festival, if you haven't recited it yet.
d) The 116th anniversary of the birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe falls this Tuesday;
two of his teachings for the 7th/8th Pesach Festival days are scheduled to appear in next week's issue.
NEXT WEEK's issue will also be for Pesach. It will be posted on Tuesday instead of the usual Sunday. Featuring:
e) The 7th day of Pesach, is also a full-fledged Torah holiday.
It celebrates the miracle of the Splitting of the Sea and our crossing on dry land.
f) The Eighth Day of Pesach, celebrated only outside of Israel. It's theme is the Final Redemption and Moshiach,
as is explicitly discussed in the haftorah reading of the day.