The next three days may prove a boon to the growing number of Americans who live with one foot on either side of the Judeo-Christian divide, as believers have a chance to recognize both Passover and Easter.
Members of a Jewish congregation will gather Tuesday April 15 for the second night of Passover, joining with members of Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, at 6200 N. Charles St., where both congregations worship, to share the stories, rituals and food of seder.
Gilda Weinfeld from Pikesville said that last year during Passover, an acquaintance sent her some homemade chocolate-covered matzoh. She said it was absolutely delicious, and when she called her friend to thank her for the gift she asked for the recipe — and her friend politely declined to give it to her.
Plus, snowfall during a season that signifies the rebirth of springtime serves as a reminder of why we welcome the warmth of rebirth an the spring season, which can makes such celebrations seem just a bit sweeter.
The three Jewish characters preparing for a Passover Seder spend a night different from all other nights in "The Whipping Man," and Matthew Lopez's drama is also an unusual night for the audience at Center Stage.
Friday is Opening Day for the Baltimore Orioles, as well as 17 other Major League teams. But it is also Good Friday, the most solemn day in Christianity, and the first day of Judaism's Passover, a confluence of events that is giving some fans theological pause.