The snow has finally melted off the fields here at the Jurgielewicz Family Farm. Spring is in the air. It is a time to begin re-planting our fields with corn and soybeans. It is also a time for gathering with family for religious observances. Both Easter and Passover, two of the holiest days of the year, take place this week.
On Easter Sunday, many families attend church to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Afterwards back home, the kids hunt for Easter eggs and enjoy the chocolate bunnies and jelly beans from their Easter baskets. Later on, each family gathers to catch up on family news and share an Easter dinner.
For our Jewish friends, the Passover Seder begins on Friday evening, celebrating deliverance from Egyptian slavery thousands of years ago. Each of the six elements of the Seder meal has significance, from the bitter herbs of slavery to the spring parsley and the sacrificial lamb shank. Passover is one of the holiest weeks in the Jewish calendar.
We wish you and your family a blessed holy week, or simply a family celebration of the rebirth that arrives with the spring.