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Passover: (a) The seven-day festival (eight in the Diaspora) beginning on 15 Nissan, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt; (b) the sacrifice offered on the eve of that holiday during Temple times.
So, they happened to eat matzah because they were in a rush. So what? I thought that Passover is about freedom, not food!
Passover is supposedly the festival of freedom from slavery. But it seems ridiculous to celebrate freedom by not eating bread!
Basic FAQ for the Passover holiday
Is Passover the same as Pesach? Yes, Passover and Pesach are synonymous. Pesach is Hebrew for “pass over.” The holiday was thus named because before the Exodus, which is celebrated during this holiday, G‑d smote every firstborn Egyptian, but the homes of ...
Gifts from Above can't last forever
Trekking swiftly towards Passover, I’m clinging to a bag of insight I grabbed from the forever mysterious celebration of Purim. Two holidays, only a month apart—yet conceptually so distant. Both about redemption. Both about wonder. But while the Passover ...
According to Biblical command, Passover is to be observed for 7 days, beginning on Nissan 15, with the first and seventh days being observed as yom tov, when work is not performed. Since ancient times, rabbinic tradition mandates that the holidays be cele...
The Midrash connects the seven days of Passover to the seven days of the week. But, why?
It's that time of year: Kids return home for Passover to drive their mother nuts. Husbands become holy rollers making demands for higher standards in the kitchen in which they never lift a finger. Yet other wives turn their kitchens into high security cha...
Question: Must 100% pure honey be certified kosher for Passover? How about the rest of the year? Why? Answer: Although 100% pure honey does not require kosher certification during the year, I have seen that the Star-K recommends that only honey that is ce...
Excellent question. We began celebrating the holiday of Passover on the first anniversary of our freedom from Egypt. Actually, in practice we celebrated it even during the actual Exodus, as we were commanded by G‑d to eat the Passover lamb on the night pr...
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