What is Pesach or Passover ?


Pesach (Passover) is a major Jewish holiday that celebrates the Israelites' exodus from slavery in Egypt, which occurs on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan


The word Pesach or Passover can also refer to the Passover Seder, the ritual meal of symbolic foods on Passover night.


Pesach is one of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals ordained in the Bible. Passover is traditionally celebrated in the Land of Israel for seven days and eight days among many Jews in the Diaspora.

How Pesach or Passover is Celebrated

Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day, there shall be a feast to the Lord. Unleavened

bread shall be eaten for seven days. And no leavened bread shall be seen among you, nor shall leaven be seen among you in all your quarters. (Exodus 13:6-7)

  • In the Book of Exodus, the Israelites are enslaved in ancient Egypt. Adonai, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, appears to Moses in a burning bush and commands Moses to confront To show his power,

Adonai inflicts a series of 10 plagues on the Egyptians, culminating in the 10th plague, the death of the firstborn.

This is what the LORD says: "About midnight, I will go throughout Egypt. Every firstborn son in Egypt will die, from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who sits on the throne, to the firstborn of the slave girl, who is at her hand mill, and all the firstborn of the cattle as well. There will be loud wailing throughout Egypt – worse than there has ever been or ever will be again."

  • Passover is so significant that its remembrance is the very first Commandment;

And God spoke all these words, saying: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. (Exodus 20:1-2)

  • Before this final plague, Adonai commands Moses to tell the Israelites to mark a lamb s blood on their doorposts so that the Angel of Death will pass over them (i.e., that the death of the firstborn will not touch them).
  • After the death of the firstborns of the Egyptians, Pharaoh orders the Israelites to leave, taking whatever they want, and asks Moses to bless him in the name of the
  • This story is recounted at the Passover Seder (meal of symbolic foods) in the form of the Haggadah, in fulfilment of the command;

And you shall tell your son in that day, saying, ‘This is done because of what the Lord did for me when I came up from Egypt.’ It shall be as a sign to you on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes, that the Lord’s law may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand the Lord has brought you out of Egypt

Objectives for
2022 Pesach Celebration​

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