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Selling and searching for chametz and a detailed overview of the main points of the Seder.
Chabad.org untangles the mysteries of the Jewish calendar
The intricacies of the Jewish calendar have long fascinated scholars, but so have they stymied ordinary folks trying to plan their Jewish holiday observance. This year is one of those unusual years when Passover begins on Saturday night. The last time thi...
Guidelines for Passover 2021, which begins on Saturday night
Approximately once every nine years, Passover begins on Saturday night, bringing with it a number of unique laws and guidelines. Let’s address them chronologically.
The Bible states that Passover is on the 14th of Nissan, yet the Jewish calendar shows Passover starting the following night!
Practical Halachah: Passover, Part 2
Learn the practical Passover laws and customs for Erev Pesach (the day before Passover), burning the chametz, preparing the Seder table, and the first steps of the Seder on Passover night.
When Shabbat occurs immediately following a festival -- as it does this year -- an "eruv tavshilin" (i.e., food for at least one "meal" that is set aside in advance for Shabbat) must be prepared prior to the festival, so that it should be permitted to pre...
1313 BCE
On the Shabbat before the Exodus--Nissan 10th on that year--the first-born of Egypt, who occupied the senior positions in the priesthood and government, fought a bloody battle with Pharaoh's troops, in an effort to secure the release of the Israelites and...
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Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, Talmudist, Halachist, physician, philosopher and communal leader, known in the Jewish world by the acronym "Rambam" and to the world at large as "Maimonides", was born in Cordova, Spain, on the 14th of Nissan of the year 4895 from ...
Chametz is disposed of by: a) selling it to a non-Jew; b) burning the chametz found in our search on the previous evening (see entry for Nissan 13); c) "nullifying" the chametz that has not been found by declaring it ownerless. The deadline for selling, b...
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