In Christian tradition the Churching of Women is the ceremony wherein a blessing is given to mothers after recovery from childbirth. The ceremony includes thanksgiving for the woman's survival of childbirth, and is performed even when the child is stillborn, or has died unbaptized. Although the ceremony itself contains no elements of ritual purification , it was related to Jewish practice as noted in Leviticus —8 , where women were purified after giving birth. In light of the New Testament , the Christian ritual draws on the imagery and symbolism of the presentation of Jesus at the Temple Luke —
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Passover starts on the 15th day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar and lasts for 7 or 8 days , usually in April. It celebrates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery and their exodus from Egypt, over years ago, as told in the Haggadah Haggada. Unleavened bread, Matzoh, commemorates the Israelites' hasty departure from Egypt. During Passover, followers of the Jewish faith are forbidden to eat, drink, or own chametz or chometz — food that is made from grain barley, oats, rye, spelt, or wheat and water and has been allowed to rise. To avoid coming in contact with chametz , people thoroughly clean their homes and living spaces. Objects that cannot be cleaned or destroyed before the start of Passover are usually stored away or temporarily sold to someone who is not Jewish.
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New Covid vaccines could be made in just 40 days if they were needed to tackle mutated versions of the virus, the UK's taskforce chief has said. Dr Clive Dix, who took over from Kate Bingham as head of the UK's vaccine squad, said it would take a maximum of 60 days to get new jabs ready to go. Major vaccine-makers are already redesigning their jabs after discovering they don't work as well against the South African variant of the virus, which is becoming increasingly widespread around the world. And British officials have laid the groundwork for a second vaccination programme in the autumn, when the NHS may roll out booster jabs. It will be easier to make a new vaccine because the groundwork, including clinical trials of the original injections, has already be done, experts say.
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