Meaning Of Passover  

Meaning Of Passover

The word “Passover” is referred to as Pesach in Hebrew. It signifies the event of the Almighty passing over the houses of Jews while He slayed the Pharaoh of Egypt. The other names of this festival include the Spring Festival (Chag he-Aviv), the Festival of Matzahs (Chag ha-Matzoth), and the Time of Our Freedom (Zeman Herutenu). More...

 

When Does Passover Start ?

When Does Passover Start ?

The Passover festival commences in the Month of March or April according to the English calendar. It falls on the fourteenth or fifteenth day of the first month of Jewish calendar referred to as Nisan.

The Passover commemorates the fleeing of the Israelites from Egypt. Since they had to leave so quickly even before the bread could rise, the Jews do not consume any leavened foods during this period. The Passover festival also celebrates the spring season and signifies rebirth and renewal. More...

When Does Passover End ?

When Does Passover End ?

The Passover festival is celebrated by the Jews during Nisan, the first month of the Jewish calendar. It starts on the 14th or 15th day of this month and lasts for about 7 or 8 days. In Israel, the festival lasts for seven days out of which the first and last days are considered as rest days (also known as yom tov) and the middle 5 days are holidays, referred to as (hol ha-moed). More...

How Do Jewish People Celebrate Passover ?

How Do Jewish People Celebrate Passover ?

Passover is a popular Jewish festival celebrated in a grand manner and spans over a week or even more! The first day of the Jewish calendar occurs in the month of March or April and is called Nisan. The Passover festival begins on the 14th day of this month. Storytelling and traditional Sedan meal are two main highlights of this festival. More...

Why Should Christians Celebrate Passover ?

Why Should Christians Celebrate Passover ?

According to the beliefs of Christianity, Jesus Christ was crucified at a time when the sacrificial lambs were being slaughtered a day before the first day of the celebration of "Feast of Unleavened Bread". The Passover meal was eaten after sunset. The first day of the "Feast of Unleavened Bread," is called "high day”, and is specially observed as a Holy Day. More...

Passover Traditional Food

Passover Traditional Food

Passover celebrations last for about 7 to 8 days and starts on the 14th or 15th day of the first month of the Jewish calendar referred to as Nisan. The festival comprises of a traditional feast consisting of dishes that are symbolic of the suffering of the Israelites during slavery. This is called the Passover Seder meal. Since this occasion commemorates their fleeing from Egypt so quickly even before the bread could rise, the Jews are not supposed to consume any leavened foods during this period. More...

 

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How Is Passover Celebrated ?       Passover is a Jewish festival celebrated during the month of Nisan (the first month of the Jewish calendar that falls in March or April). It begins on the fourteenth or fifteenth day, and spans for 7 to 8 days depending on where you live.

The two important highlights of the Passover Festival is the storytelling session by reading Haggadah and then having the Passover Seder meal. This function commemorates the sufferings of the Israelites during slavery. The sessions may be conducted in English or in Hebrew. All friends and family members take part in the reading session and songs are sung. The youngest child asks four questions to the father who answers during this session. More..

 


 

 

 
   
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