How is this Passover similar to other historic Passovers?


Christian grandfather & son mistaken for Jews by killer
Frazier Glenn Miller of Aurora, Missouri, was arrested in the slayings of 3 people he thought to be Jewish, in his shootings at a Jewish community center and retirement community in Overland Park, Kansas. 

Physician, Dr. William Lewis Corporon and his grandson, 14-year-old Eagle Scout, Reat Griffin Underwood, died as a result of the injuries inflicted by Miller, a former Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon, at the JCC where Reat was to sing in a talent competition.  Grandfather and grandson were Methodists.



Terri LaManno, slain at Village Shalom
Terri (Hastings) LaManno, a Catholic, was shot in the parking lot of retirement Village Shalom, there for her regular Sunday visit with her mother.  Mrs. LaManno, who was married with three children, worked at the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired for eight years. She was an occupational therapist who helped toddlers with vision challenges improve their fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination. People at the center described LaManno as the ultimate employee with the most positive of attitudes. They said they'll have a tough time dealing with the news that they won't see her in the halls anymore.  Source KMBC-TV  

 
(Video: CBS This Morning)

The San Diego Jewish World reports: The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations extended its condolences to the families of the victims of the shootings outside of two facilities of the Jewish community in the Kansas City suburbs. 


It also noted that “the perpetrator is reported to have a history of both anti-Semitic and racist activities. It is a reminder of the dangers of homegrown terrorism and the threat posed by extremist organizations or individuals. Coming on the eve of Passover, it is particularly important that all community institutions take the proper steps to maximize security, but at the same time, people should not be dissuaded from attending communal events, services or programs. 

During the Passover service, we are reminded that there are those who arise in every generation who are motivated by violent, baseless hatred, extremist ideologies and radical philosophies. While Jews may be targeted, all people become victims. We hope this will lead to more vigilance at every level to expose and act against those who promote, support or take part in such horrific acts. The best way to properly memorialize and pay tribute to the victims is to make sure that everything is done that it not happen again.”  

See The Passover Calendar- An overview of the days of Passover in 2014 from Chabad.org



The scheduled appearance of four total lunar eclipses on major Jewish holidays between Monday night (the start of Passover 2014) and September 27, 2015 (the start of Sukkot) has the attention of much of the religious world. 

Somewhat less common are tetrads – four consecutive total lunar eclipses with no intervening partial eclipses – which has occurred 62 times since the year 0 AD.  A tetrad begins on Passover- a series of four total lunar eclipses that will occur over a period of about 18 months in 2014 and 2015 – each one on a Jewish festival day.


Seven times in the past 2,000 years, a tetrad has coincided perfectly with Passover and Sukkot. The last of those tetrads began just prior to the outbreak of the Six Day War in 1967. Two others (in 1493 and 1949) began more than a year after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and the State of Israel’s declaration of independence, respectively.



Pastor Mark Biltz, author of the book, "Blood Moons: Decoding of the Imminent, Heavenly Signs," explained to JooTube.TV why Israel and the gentile nations ought pay attention to those attempting to remove holy land from Jewish guardianship (such as activists and politicians supporting a Muslim nationalist movement in Palestine) surrounding these eclipses (particularly during the super-moon - which will be visible in Israel during Sukkot, 2015) which he writes could be indicators of war against Israel.

"These are patterns and historical facts that cannot be disregarded. The Jewish Talmud records that total lunar eclipses are indicators or omens for the nation of Israel.” See Blood Moons' special message to America in WND.com. 

The eclipses are going to go almost totally unseen in Israel.  Data published by NASA reveals that only the last of the four eclipses will be visible from the Middle East, and even the fourth will only be partially visible.

In related 'loony' news, the Algemeiner reports, NYPD Preparing for Possible Terror Attack Sparked by Abu Hamza Trial Beginning on Passover 
The New York Police Department on Tuesday said it was preparing for possible terror activity aimed at disrupting the trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri, the firebrand preacher from North London’s Finsbury Park Mosque, who allegedly planned attacks against Jews. Ironically, his trial in Manhattan Federal Court begins on April 14th, the start of the Jewish holiday of Passover. 
The imam “helped radicalize dozens of individuals in both the U.K. and U.S. who went on to engage in terrorist acts,” Rebecca Weiner, director of intelligence analysis for the NYPD, told Jewish leaders at a pre-Passover briefing at police headquarters, according to the New York Daily News.
“We are attuned to the possibility that his upcoming trial may inspire more” terror, Weiner said. “It is a major priority for us in the next couple of weeks.”

NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence John Miller said police will be on high alert. 

The trial, which selected a jury on Monday, was recessed until Thursday in respect for those observing Passover.

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