Public News18: Celebrate Passover, Easter and Ramzan while Taking Social Distance..
This is an important time of the year for religious people. Christians and Jews are planning to celebrate Easter and Passover, while Muslims are preparing for the holy month of Ramzan.
In all three religions, it is the festivals in which you interact with others through special rituals and dishes. However, in order to prevent the spread of the global outbreak of the Corona virus, many countries have enforced social distance rules, making it even more difficult to celebrate the festival.
The Passover will begin on the evening of April 8 and is a very important festival in the Jewish calendar.
This is remembered in the story of the Exodus, that is, when the Prophet Moses removed his ancestors from slavery in Egypt.
The first evening of the Passover a special dish is made and people also hold a religious ceremony called cider in their homes. Jews who live outside Israel celebrate this event the next evening.
While celebrating the Cedar festival, people read stories, tell stories, eat special dishes, and sing. All this is done in conjunction with family members.
The spirit of this festival is to celebrate the freedom of life for all people. The purpose of the Seder is to celebrate this joy with more people than just close family members.
Robbie Rick Jacobs lives in New York, the home of the virus in the United States. He is president of the Union for Reform Judgment, a branch of the Reform Judaism in North America.
Robbie Jacobs is advising people how to stay in touch during this year Passover.
They told that one way to celebrate a cider is to video chat. Religious documents are being kept online so that everyone can read them.
Robbie Jacobs is looking for ways to change different parts of the event according to the current situation.
He said: ‘Traditionally hands are washed during cider. In fact, this is done symbolically to eliminate formal uncleanness and not sanitation.
However, through this ritual, we will be able to teach our children how important it is to keep society clean and safe.
Robbie Jacobs is also suggesting how video chat can be made more enjoyable.
“There comes a moment when you open the door for the Prophet Elias. And this is usually said to open the door for a younger member of the ladder. ‘
‘You may not have a younger member of cedar in your home, they may be in any part of the country. And they can pick up their tablet and go to the door of their house and open it.
“But the truth is, it’s a kind of formal gesture, so how do we get a sense of freedom going forward?”
‘We suggest going to Zoom Chat for a moment and asking that’
“The purpose behind the Passover is hidden, that’s what we need at the moment. It is a story of the Jews ‘rise again in a very difficult and challenging situation, and it is a ritual that reminds us to always keep hope.’
The effects of the Corona epidemic have provided an opportunity for some to get to know their fellow believers deeply.
Carol Katoshi is a Christian living in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.
Although a full lockdown has not yet begun in Kenya, there is an overnight curfew and the government is urging people to stay home.
Schools are closed and the president says people should refrain from gathering for religious purposes.
Carol’s two children are now at home all the time, and in this situation it has been difficult for them to run a small family business.
Despite the difficulties, Carol’s motivation has not been broken and she is determined to maintain a positive attitude.
Their church usually rallied in such a way that members would visit each other’s houses each week.
Now they are having virtual meetings and are connected to each other through maximum communication.
‘Our church leaders send out scriptures and titles every week. We discuss every Tuesday at Zoom and pray on Friday. ‘
“It’s a little difficult, but I think living in my own home is a good way to get closer to God.”
Carroll says the benefits of the work they have to do to stay connected to their church group have increased.
‘I think it has brought us closer than ever.