January 6, 2013 6:22 pm at 6:22 pm #607711hellothisismeMember
Is it just me or is Pesach quite close I am already trying to clear stuff out….January 6, 2013 7:11 pm at 7:11 pm #945117
I’ll answer your question hellothisisme with a question:- Is 78 days defined as a small amount of time? or a massive amount of time?February 9, 2013 7:10 pm at 7:10 pm #945118hellothisismeMember
It has to go in context, which bring me back to my original question. Except now (in answer to my own question) it is much closer to Pesach. Its now only 5 weeks or so.February 10, 2013 12:46 am at 12:46 am #945119jewishfeminist02Member
It can’t be nearly Pesach until Purim comes!February 10, 2013 1:44 am at 1:44 am #945120WIYMember
It bothers me when people try to “rush” the year along, take it one Chodesh and one Yom Tov at a time!February 10, 2013 2:01 am at 2:01 am #945121
Actually 6 weeks & 2 days = 44 days.
FYI:- Parshas Shekolim is always 6 weeks prior to Shabbos haGodol, irrespective, of which day of the week, Rosh Chodesh Adar & Pesach come out.February 10, 2013 3:06 am at 3:06 am #945122Torah613TorahParticipant
It’s nearly Rosh Hashana! I had better start doing teshuva!February 10, 2013 4:24 am at 4:24 am #945123WIYMember
There’s no problem doing Teshuvah daily. Halevai we all did Teshuvah daily.February 10, 2013 4:28 am at 4:28 am #945124ThePurpleOneMember
omggg after pesachs finals!!! helpp!! but pesachs rlly nice im so excited!! heaven weather and finally some summer clothes!! needa shop tonzzz!!February 10, 2013 6:20 am at 6:20 am #945125mewhoParticipant
its rosh chodesh adar…6 weeks till pesachFebruary 10, 2013 10:49 am at 10:49 am #945126NechomahParticipant
WIY – I want to say that in principle I agree with you about taking each chodesh and YT in its time, but Pesach is a holiday that has aspects to it that do require planning and preparation beforehand to avoid making bedikas chometz and changing over at 3:00 in the morning the night before Seder.
Some families can start on R”Ch Nissan the cleaning process but most need time to do the easier (and less difficult to get to) places in the house before approaching the living areas such as the dining room and kitchen, where the majority of the chometz is found. Children have to be educated from the beginning not to bring chometz out of these areas. This is something that makes Pesach cleaning much easier, although exceptions are known to happen, so vigilance is a must.
When my children were smaller, we used to begin cleaning the sefarim already from Teves – on motzai Shabbos when they did not have to go bed early – a few shelves at a time. This way by the time we go to Purim, we were basically done except for the shelves that had siddurim and chumashim on them, since they were used and could have been around chometz. My husband is makpid not to bring sefarim around chometz year-round, so it does make things easier, but the dust does accumulate and it is good for the shelves to be turned over to prevent a permanent roundness in one direction.
I also like to clean the top shelves in my closets (here in EY they are not built-in or a small separate room like in America), but the idea still applies – clean up the things that I am not going to use so close to Pesach. I recently had a few days off from work and organized clothes that my younger kids will get as hand-me-downs from my older kids. Now those clothes are all organized and I can actually see what I have that is useful for YT in advance. Makes shopping much easier in those last days as well.
Yes, ladies (and men who are able to help for this) Pesach is almost here. Happy cleaning and organizing, and remember DUST IS NOT CHOMETZ!!! Don’t make yourselves crazy!!!February 10, 2013 2:36 pm at 2:36 pm #945127twistedParticipant
+1 Nechoma. It is important that the approach to a Yom Tov be infused with positive anticipation and joy. If that takes starting in January, it is worthwhile. Just one variation Nechoma, when you bake matzos at home, the dust CAN be chometz.February 10, 2013 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm #945128ZABACHURParticipant
pesach in LA…you can all be jealous, go ahead.March 17, 2013 2:15 am at 2:15 am #945129mitzvahgirl613Participant
ok now officially its almost pesach!!! only 1 more shbs 2 go and then lik 2 days(is pesach mon nite or tues nite?) and then its pesach 2 or 3 days l8r!!! its crazzzyyyyy!!!!!March 17, 2013 2:22 am at 2:22 am #945130Torah613TorahParticipant
Nearly almost but not quite.March 17, 2013 2:31 am at 2:31 am #945131shnitzyMember
Having nightmares about my wife flinging chometz monsters at me with her broom. *shiver*
PESACH IS DEFINITELY ON IT’S WAYMarch 17, 2013 2:52 am at 2:52 am #945132
About 200 hours left; Is this defined as being nearly Pesach?March 17, 2013 2:55 am at 2:55 am #945133mitzvahgirl613Participant
200 HRS??? THT SEEMS LIKE SOOOO LITTLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! help!!!April 14, 2013 6:54 pm at 6:54 pm #945134
1 year from this afternoon, on April 14th, shall be Erev Pesach.
This time last year, April 14th was Acharon Shel Pesach [Isru Chag in Israel].
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