April 20, 2007

Breadcrumb: Yes, you too

Num. 9:6-14 asks, "if someone is ritually unclean or travelling far from home, are they still required to keep the Passover?" The answer is an unequivocal "yes!" God specifically states that both people defiled by dead bodies, who normally would not take part in the daily activities of the community, and people far from home with no access to their kin must keep the Passover. And he takes a moment to remind his people that if they are not ritually unclean or travelling, and decide not to keep the Passover anyway, they will be excommunicated. Just in case it hasn't been mentioned enough already.

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