Pesach/Passover (Judaism)

From April 19, 2011 00:00 until April 26, 2011 23:59

Passover (Hebrew, Yiddish Pesach) is a predominantly Jewish holy day and festival. It commemorates the story of the Exodus, with the name of the festival derived from the moment when God ‘passed over’ the Jewish homes when inflicting the tenth plague on the people of Egypt. Following the ten plagues, the Jews were freed from slavery.

On the first night of the Passover, Jewish families gather to share the Seder meal. The word Seder comes from the Hebrew word meaning ‘order’, and refers to the ordered ritual of the meal. 

Passover is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays.

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