Monday evening, Israelis (and Jews around the world) began the week-long Passover celebration, recounting their ancestors’ deliverance from Egyptian slavery. Their homes have undergone deep cleaning and some are freshly painted. Every vestige of bread products made with yeast (leaven) has been removed from the kitchen. The holiday meal has been prepared and soon the table will be set.

The guests will arrive and the papa will take his place at the head of the table. The Passover Seder is about to begin. Christians often call the Seder “The Last Supper,” picturing it like Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting. But on that evening so long ago Yeshua and his disciples would have reclined on pillows around a low, three-sided table. MORE