THE PATH הנתיב
A COMMENTARY on CURRENT SPIRITUAL THOUGHT FROM THE ANCIENT SECT OF JUDAISM CALLED HaNATSARIM
The Pesach Haggadah:
Just before Abib 13 runs into Abib 14, while gathered in the home or at the site of the meal, take turns reading from Shemot (Ex) 12:1 – 15:21 (important for children that are able, to participate in this reading). Remember that at this time, HaNetzarim did not have the Ketuvim Netzarim (Writings of The Netzarim/New Testament) available.
Pesach Meal (Lamb if possible) Levitically Clean Foods are acceptable (Lv. 11). Don’t forget the Matzo and something to wash it down with! NOT REQUIRED ARE BOILED EGG, SALT, and a special platter to serve these components on (friends, that’s all Rabbinical teaching).
As we consume the meal, let us do so solemnly, guarding our conversation and limiting it to only that required. The exception would be for praise in word, song, or sharing a spiritual blessing with others. While remembering the gift of freedom from oppression and slavery in Egypt, let us not forget Y’shua’s last meal with His Talmidim, and His Unspeakable Sacrifice as our Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Have the Blessing after the meal and that’s it! I’ll see you at U.B.!
This year, Pesach will begin the evening of March 31 to the end of Apr. 1st; and the first-day U.B. on Apr. 2, the last day of U.B. on Apr. 8th which is also Yom HaBikkurim, The Day of Firstfruits. We begin the count of fifty days or seven Shabbats to Shavuot (Pentecost) on that day.
ALL MALES PARTICIPATING IN PESACH MUST BE CIRCUMCISED!
Shemot (Ex) 12:47 “All the congregation of Yisra’ĕl are to perform it. 48“And when a stranger sojourns with you and shall perform the Pĕsaḥ to יהוה, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and perform it, and he shall be as a native of the land. But let no uncircumcised eat of it. 49“There is one Torah for the native-born and for the stranger who sojourns among you.” (TS2009)
As Netzarim Yahudim, we observe Pesach from the end of Abib 13 to the end of the 14th. This 24hr. period is not a Shabbat, and we try to finish our cleaning of the home, including removal of any hametz (leaven or products containing it) no later than mid-day of Abib 14.
We observe the seven days of U.B. with a Qodesh Miqra’ (beginning at the end of the 14th after Pesach, to the end of 15th of Abib (a no work of any kind Shabbat); and a Qodesh Miqra’ from the end of the 20th, to the end of the 21st of Abib (also a no work of any kind Shabbat).
Unleavened Bread is eaten for the entire 8 day period of Pesach and U.B.