Michael Colunga (25 April 2011)
"RE: Lunar Sabbath and the Passover"

Hello, John and Doves,
The best discussion of any Sabbaths besides the weekly Sabbath can be found at Leviticus 23, that great chapter that outlines the details of all seven Feasts of the LORD, except Passover, which is instituted, explained, and commanded forever as a memorial in Exodus, chapter 12.
    A careful reading of Leviticus 23 reveals that Tishrei 10 (Yom Kippur), Tishrei 15(Full Moon--first day of the Feast of Tabernacles), and Tishrei 22 (the eighth day of the Feast of Tabernacles--the day after the main Feast ends) are all formal Sabbaths. 
However, a close reading of both Exodus 12 and Leviticus 23 reveals that although Passover is a feast, it is neither a holy convocation, nor a Sabbath.  After all, all Israel was dressed for a far journey--specifically forbidden on a Sabbath.
    In addition, the first and last days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread are designated holy convocations, and no servile work was to be done on those days.  However, they are not named as Sabbaths.  Traveling does not qualify as servile work if you are simply saving yourself and your family, therefore the Jews were "good to go."
    Thus, at least in the case of the Exodus, a lunar Sabbath on the full moon would have been counterproductive, to say the least.
In HaShem,
Mike C.
Susanna Petrie (19 Apr 2011)
"Lunar Sabbath and the Passover"

I am looking for clarification/verification on this issue.

The Passover began on Sunday at sundown which was the beginning of Nisan 14.  Correct?  

If the following website (among others) is correct regarding lunar Sabbaths, and tonight is the full moon, then tomorrow which is Tuesday is the Sabbath.  Then at sundown tomorrow, Tuesday, begins the first day of the week, which would be feast of Firstfruits and the day of resurrection.


This is a wonderful thing because isn't Tuesday the traditional day for the Jewish wedding?   I know this is several days early from the 21st which everyone is talking about.  But I just felt compelled to put this out there.