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Acharon shel Pesach

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Acharon shel Pesach: the final day of Passover
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2019
A gunman walked into a Chabad-Lubavitch center outside San Diego during services on the last day of Passover 5779 (2019) and opened fire, killing Lori Kaye and injuring three, including the congregation's spiritual leader, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who los...
1273 BCE
Shortly after crossing the Jordan River and entering the Land of Canaan, the Jews set their sights on conquering the walled and heavily fortified city of Jericho. Following Joshua's instructions, on the 22nd of Nissan the Israelites encircled Jericho. The...
1713 BCE
Eight days following his birth on the 15th of Nissan (see Jewish history for that day), Isaac was circumcised; becoming the very first child to enter the covenant with G-d on the eighth day following his birth. Links: Why do we have a Circumcision? The Co...
Tomorrow is the eighth day of the Omer Count. Since, on the Jewish calendar, the day begins at nightfall of the previous evening, we count the omer for tomorrow's date tonight, after nightfall: "Today is eight days, which are one week and one day, to the ...
On the Eighth Day of Passover we read Deuteronomy 15:19-16:17. Like the reading for the second day, it catalogs the annual cycle of festivals, their special observances, and the offerings brought on these occasions to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. The Eig...
Yizkor, the remembrance prayer for departed parents, is recited today after the morning reading of the Torah. Links: The Yizkor Prayer Honor Due to Parents On Breavement and Mourning
The last day of Passover ("Acharon Shel Pesach") is particularly associated with Moshiach and the future redemption. The Haftarah (reading from the Prophets) for this day is from Isaiah 11, which describes the promised future era of universal peace and di...
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