The name of the holiday “Passover,” is an allusion to God’s passing over the Israelite households during the plague of the firstborn, a critical element in the events of the Exodus.
Passover is known as the festival of freedom. And who is more free than royalty? At the Seder, all Jews are supposed to consider themselves royalty.
There is a commandment (Leviticus 23:15) to count the 49 days that immediately follow the first night of Passover and, on the 50th night, to celebrate the holiday of Shavuot.
There has always been a lot of pressure on firstborn children, as they were often expected to care for the family property or business in order to ensure stability within the community.
Before beginning the Seder, it is important to make certain that everything necessary is available.
The Shabbat immediately preceding Passover is known as Shabbat HaGadol, the Great Shabbat.
While most Jews have attended a Passover seder, no Jew in the last 1,900 plus years has tasted a Paschal lamb (“Korban Pesach“), the animal offering associated with Passover that shares the holiday’s name.
The founder of MatzoBall, a popular Jewish singles event held in several cities across the country each year on Christmas Eve, is adding a new event to his ever-expanding list of Jewish singles mixers – and he says this new event will be right up your alley!
On Passover, Jews are commanded to get rid of all “chametz” (leaven) which may be in their possession.
Ashkenazi or Sephardi? Hungarian, Yekke (German), Lithuanian?At no other time on the Jewish calendar is it so important to know your ancestry as it is on Passover. What one does or does not eat on Passover (beyond obvious chametz) is strongly dict…