Resting on the First Day of Passover

"And on the first day, there shall be a holy convocation"Exodus 12:16.

We sanctify the fifteenth of Nissan, the first day of Passover, by resting on that day—defined as abstaining from any creative work, with the exception of work needed for food purposes.

Working on the First Day of Passover

"No manner of work shall be done"Exodus 12:16.

It is forbidden to engage in creative work — with the exception of work needed for food purposes — on the fifteenth of Nissan, the First Day of Passover.

Resting on the Seventh Day of Passover

"And on the seventh day [of Passover] there shall be a holy convocation"Exodus 12:16.

We are commanded to rest on the 21st of Nissan, the Seventh Day of Passover, by abstaining from any creative work, with the exception of work needed for food purposes.

Working on the Seventh Day of Passover

"No manner of work shall be done"Exodus 12:16.

It is forbidden to engage in creative work — with the exception of work needed for food purposes — on the 21st of Nissan, the Seventh Day of Passover.