Pesach (Passover) How Small Is Too Small?

How Small Is Too Small?

Shmoth (Exodus) 12.4 “And if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his nearest neighbor shall take according to the number of persons; according to what each can eat you shall make your count for the lamb.”

Here we see the most reserved, conservative effort to spare the unnecessary suffering of the Pesach (Passover Lamb) while we see the in-gathering of the smallest number of Israelites into a Chavurah (Communal Gathering) or group!

Passover is the festival of inclusion. Invite a neighbor!

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Was the victim of Human Rights Abuses (e.g. Hummasti v Bell, 98-3651-JTC) while a patient in the custody of the US Attorney General and hospitalized under 18 USC 4241 through 4244, et seq.! Interests: Biblical Studies, Talmudic Studies, Dead Sea (Yam Melek [Sea of Kings Soferim]) Scrolls, Scribal (Stam Sofer) Traditions, Cantorial (Hazzan) Psalms (Tehillim). Illustrated Calligraphy (e.g. Ketuvim [Jewish Marriage Contracts], Poetry). Self Published Manuscripts and Screen Plays at yhummastiscribd web site:
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2 Responses to Pesach (Passover) How Small Is Too Small?

  1. Just four days before Passover, the day the Bible commands Israel to bring a lamb to the Temple to be sacrificed,  a group of Kohanim (members of the Jewish priestly class) sacrificed a lamb on Mount Scopus overlooking the site of the Temple. The Kohanim wore ritual clothes conforming to Biblical requirements and were accompanied by music played on silver instruments specially made to serve in the Third Temple.


  2. four days before Passover, we are supposed to select and set aside a lamb or a goat for it’s slaughter on the Eve of Pesach (Passover). I wonder if they brought this sacrifice on an improper day? Of course they have been doing this for a few years according to the articles I read. They’re the Kohanim (Experts) so I’ll just leave it at that!


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