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Passover (Continued from 1)
However, the Hebrews were rapidly growing in population, and the Egyptian roy
als were beginning to see them as a threat. The new Pharaoh was suspicious and harsh
to them. He thought of them as outsiders. Thus, the Pharaoh enslaved the Hebrews and
made them build two cities. Although using the Hebrews as slaves brought the Pharaoh
some relief, he still could not keep them in check.
His plan was to throw all the newborn Hebrew boys into the Nile. Apparently, he
wasn’t that specific in his instructions because one of his daughters found a tiny boat
floating up the river. There was a newborn baby boy inside it. The princess decided to
look after him. She ordered Jochebed, a Hebrew woman, to take care of the baby after a
little girl named Miriam insisted this would be a good idea. Of course, it worked out well,
since Jochebed was actually the baby’s mother.
Some years later, the princess formally adopted the child and presented him with the
name Moses, which meant “one who is drawn out” or “one who is pulled out.” Moses was
brought up in the Egyptian royal family, his real identity unknown. However, upon reach
ing adulthood, he discovered who he truly was. He was enraged at the awful treatment
of the Hebrews by the Egyptians and lashed out, killing a cruel Egyptian slave master. He
buried him in the sand, hoping he hadn’t been seen. Unfortunately, he had, and he caught
wind of the rumor the Pharaoh was going to put him to death for it. He fled to the desert
and joined a group of shepherds. He assimilated, eventually becoming a shepherd himself
and marrying the shepherd woman Zipporah. One night, forty years later, Moses was
given supernatural powers by God and commanded to be the deliverer of the Hebrews.
Moses was forced to return to Egypt,
What followed were ten plagues, which are the most famous part of the story. Passover
got its name from the tenth plague, which was to kill the firstborn children in the land of
Egypt. The Israelites were instructed to mark the doorposts of their homes with the blood
of a spring lamb and, upon seeing this, the spirit of the Lord passed over these homes,
hence the term “passover”.
After the tenth plague, the Pharaoh, not wanting to endure any more, told the He
brews to get out. Then he changed his mind and pursued them. The Hebrews were
trapped between his army and the Red Sea. Fortunately, a miracle occurred, and God
made the waters part for the Israelites. As for the Egyptian soldiers, the waters turned on
them and drowned them.
Today, Passover is celebrated in remembrance of the hardships the Israelites suffered
in slavery. Jews hold a feast known as a “Seder” on the first night of Passover. The rituals
are lengthy, but the story told is very important.
Humane Society Shelter in Need
In February, state inspectors put the Carteret County Hu
mane Society Shelter in Newport on notice. According to News-
Times reporter Cheryl Burke, “The inspector with the Animal
Welfare.Section of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services gave the animal shelter 45 days to complete
certain repairs and show progress on others or face being cited
or possibly lose their license.”
Throughout March, the shelter has held volunteer work
weekends and has received generous donations. On March 14,
Shelter Manager Candace Christopherson was quoted in the
News-Times as saying: “... nearly all repairs on the nearly 25-
year-old building cited in the report should be finished by the
time the inspector returns on March 25 to re-inspect. She credits
“the outpouring of support that has not only come through vol
unteers, but in donations...”
For more information, call the Humane Society (247-7744).
You may send donations to the Carteret County Humane Soci
ety, 853 Hibbs Road, Newport, N.C. 28570.
Area Briefs 4
Garden Club 6
At the Library 7
Kramer’s Korner 8
Fishing/Hunting Article 9
Crystal Coast Events Calendar 12
PKS Calendar/Recycle/Yard Waste ; 12
Women's Club 10
Pet Corner 11
Current Sudoko 14
Dining Out.... 15
Town Crier 16
Town of PKS (Elected officials etc.) 18
Meet Your Neighbors 21
Real Estate 23
PKS Commmissioner's Meeting 25
Previous Sudoko Solution 26
Geek Corner 27
Current Crossword 30
Previous Crossword Solution 30
Previous Sudoko Solution 30
Rare Beach Visitors (Continued from.i)
normal range,” said Rittmaster. Harp
seals typically range from the Arctic to
the southeastern coast of Canada.
While the northern visitors may be
neat to see, attempting to feed or harass
them is illegal and can be dangerous,
Rittmaster cautions. “You should never
attempt to touch them, or even pose
with them for photos,” said Rittmaster.
The Cape Lookout Studies Program
frequently partners with the North
Carolina Marine Mammal Strand
ing Network to monitor sightings and
strandings. If you see a seal in Carteret
or adjacent counties, contact the Net
work at 241-5119. Learn more about
seals by visiting http://www.nmfs.noaa.
For more information on the Cape
Lookout Studies program, visit http://
April 23, 2011
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