Monday, April 18, 2011

Holiday: Passover

Passover begins at sundown today and continues for eight days, commemorating the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt.

The name "Passover" comes from God's decision to spare the Jews when smiting down all the first borns in Egypt after Pharaoh refused to free the Jews from slavery.

One of the most important ritual actions of the Passover festival is the Seder which takes place on the first night of the seventh day.

The Seder is a traditional meal and prayer service commemorating the exodus of Jewish slaves out of Egypt.

Passover
Holiday Calendar
Haggadah for the Eve of Passover

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