Saturday 23 March 2013


Coming Monday evening we celebrate the Passover seder.

The Jewish people celebrate Passover (Pesach) as a commemoration of their liberation over 3,300 years ago by God from slavery in ancient Egypt that was ruled by the Pharaohs, and their birth as a nation under the leadership of Moses. It commemorates the story of the Exodus as described in the Hebrew Bible especially in the Book of Exodus, in which the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt.

Passover commences on the 15th of the Hebrew month of Nisan and lasts for either seven days (in Israel) or eight days (in the diaspora). In Judaism, a "day" commences from dusk to dusk, thus the first day of Passover only begins after dusk of the 14th of Nisan and ends at dusk on the 15th day of the month of Nisan. The rituals unique to the Passover celebrations commence with the Passover Seder when the 15th of Nisan has begun. In the Northern Hemisphere Passover takes place in spring as the Torah prescribes it: "in the month of [the] spring". It is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays.

This year I want to share with you the beautiful haunting prayer from Mozes in Egypt by Rossini (1819)

Dal tuo stellato soglio,  
signor, ti volgi a noi:
pietà de' figli tuoi,
del popol tuo pietà!

From Thy starry throne,
Lord, you turn to us:
pity Your children,
have mercy on Thy people!

and a variation G. Rossini: Dal tuo stellato soglio from "Moses in Egypt" for 2 cellos

It was made into a variation by Paganini, here played by the awesome Yehudi Menuhin

and I made this freebie for you. A card to print with your Passover present! Hope you like!

It was created with my Passover kit.

The printed card

[[[ DOWNLOAD ]]]

The kit itself is available at my store, exclusive at CSD

Passover is a scrap kit for the Jewish Passover or Pesach holiday, celebrating the exodus of the Jews from the slavery in ancient Egypt under the leadership of Moses. It is celebrated around April each year. This kit has enough elements and papers for all your festival scrapping and hybrid projects! Full-size, 300 DPI, Personal use/S4H. This is a digital download.

I wish you a wonderful Passover!


It's me said...

Fijne zondag morgen !!..liefs van

Elna said...

Interesting reading, and what great pictures. Have a really good start to the week.


Willy said...

Interessant om hier over te lezen. Ik wens je een fijne viering. Bedankt voor de mooie muziek, ik heb het net beluisterd. Lieve groet,

peggy aplSEEDS said...

having just come from a trip to Jordan, Israel and Egypt,i was especially interested in your post. i loved our trip!