Passover (CIDI)

Last night at sundown began Passover, the oldest continuously celebrated Jewish holiday. Passover is an eight-day observance commemorating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.  

In Exodus 13:3, “Moses said to the people, ‘Remember this day in which you went out from Egypt, from the house of slavery; for by a powerful hand the LORD brought you out from this place…’”  (NAS)We wish all of you celebrating Passover a happy and blessed holy week — Mat.


Last evening, Jews all over the world gathered for their annual Passover Seder celebration. Even at the White House, staffers hold a special gathering for those who can’t make it to their family Seders elsewhere.

The Seder tradition, held by Jews as the Passover holiday begins, includes a traditional Passover feast and retelling the story of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt as told by Moses in the book of Exodus.

Exodus 12:17, “You shall also observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this very day I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt; therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as a permanent ordinance.” (NAS)

+ + During Passover, we are calling on all friends of Israel to join with us in a vital pro-Israel initiative!

Christians in Defense of Israel is sending an Open Letter to President Trump encouraging him to move the U.S. Embassy to the City of David. The city of Jerusalem is not just the rightful capital of Israel, sacred to the Jewish people, it is also home to the holiest places of the Christian faith.

President Trump’s campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is now facing a May 1st deadline. That’s why we must make our voices heard now: Click here to immediately become part of this powerful movement that will forever redefine U.S. – Israeli relations. Your name will automatically be added!

The world may not be willing to stand for Israel, but you and I know what the word of God commands! We must stand with and for the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

Thank you for your support!

God bless you. God bless Israel. God bless America.

Mat Staver, President
Christians in Defense of Israel

P.S. Be sure to watch the next installment of “Why Israel Matters” airing this week!

“Boundaries and Barriers” is the newest episode of “Why Israel Matters,” which begins airing tonight!

While Israel’s borders are a source of passionate controversy around the world, this episode views the topic through the lens of people who live within these borders, and others who reach beyond the borders of culture, geopolitics, and religion.

This 13-part exclusive series can be seen on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) at the following times:
Tuesdays, 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT
Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT
Fridays, 4:30 a.m. ET / 1:30 a.m. PT