Barks and licks and love,
Dakota and “Mom”
The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan, April 10–18, 2017. It commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. It is observed by avoiding leaven, and highlighted by the Seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matzah and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus. In 2017,
In Hebrew it is known as Pesach (which means “to pass over”), because G‑dpassed over the Jewish homes when killing the Egyptian firstborn on the very first Passover eve.
After many decades of slavery to the Egyptian pharaohs, during which time the Israelites were subjected to backbreaking labor and unbearable horrors, G‑d saw the people’s distress and sent Moses to Pharaoh with a message: “Send forth My people, so that they may serve Me.” But despite numerous warnings, Pharaoh refused to heed G‑d’s command. G‑d then sent upon Egypt ten devastating plagues, afflicting them and destroying everything from their livestock to their crops.
At the stroke of midnight of 15 Nissan in the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), G‑d visited the last of the ten plagues on the Egyptians, killing all their firstborn. While doing so, G‑d spared the children of Israel, “passing over” their homes—hence the name of the holiday. Pharaoh’s resistance was broken, and he virtually chased his former slaves out of the land. The Israelites left in such a hurry, in fact, that the bread they baked as provisions for the way did not have time to rise. Six hundred thousand adult males, plus many more women and children, left Egypt on that day and began the trek to Mount Sinai and their birth as G‑d’s chosen people.
To read the complete Passover story click here
Daylight Saving time arrived for those in most of the U.S. at 2:00am Sunday, March 12th!
As long as I get to EAT earlier, then it’s ALL GOOD!
Barks and licks and love, Dakota
Oh, this is a rough one. A terribly rough one. Where have the years gone? It seems like yesterday that my precious Sheltie boy was 8 months old. Now, today, he turns 10. TEN…so hard to believe, even harder for me to process.
When thinking about what I was going to do to acknowledge Dakota’s momentous birthday on his blog, I kept becoming more and more sad.
I don’t want to be sad and I don’t want to make any of YOU sad, so I am going to do my best to keep this post light-hearted!
Dad, Cody and I love you to pieces. Thank you for all of the love and joy you have brought to our lives, I cherish you my special boy!!!! There is a nice, juicy home-made burger in your future!!
Hi my furiends!!! It’s Dakota! Mom and I just wanted to pop in and wish you all a MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!
We also wanted to share cards with you that we received via email. (These cards feature dogs only, dogs that live with cats, and other animals.) If you want to see more cats they are on Cody’s blog today! If you sent us a card via email and we missed adding it here, please let us know!!
Mom and I are hoping that tomorrow we can post our snail mail cards!
Mom and I are deeply touched that we received so many lovely email cards! Thank you dear friends for visiting us, we know that everyone is so busy, but it means the world to us when you stop by and give us a “bark out.”
Have a beautiful Christmas and in case you didn’t receive our card via email you can snag it here!
And…because Mom absolutely ADORES Jimmy Fallon, enjoy!!