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Passover

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Passover is a Jewish holiday commemorating their exodus from Egypt as cited in the Old Testament. This category is about the conceptual significance of Passover which is central to the understanding of Judaism.
Celery or lettuce (for Spring season), dipped into salt water(which represents tears) mirroring the pain felt by the Hebrewslaves; matzo, reminder of unbaked bread made in haste to fellingEgypt; shank-bone, reminder of animal sacrifice on Passover in theTemple, Bitter herbs, symbolizing the...
Passover is a holiday that is celebrated by Jews all over theworld. The holiday itself is observed in the home and synagogue.
When the Jews left Egypt some Egyptians who were convinced in God'sexistence and power left with the Jews to the Promised Land knownas Canaan. So during the book of Exodus when you see that there'stwo groups it means the Jews and Egyptians who left with them. . Answer 2 1) It was the fulfillment...
Passover is the feast that occurred when the angel of death passed over Egypt. The Israelites sacrificed lambs and painted the blood on their doorposts. (This was a precursor to the sacrifice of Christ in the New Testament.) The angel of death passed over houses with blood on the doorpost, but...
There is only one theory (though it's not so much a theory as a tradition): There was famine in the land of Canaan so they moved to Egypt to escape starvation.
Either the father or grandfather
1. Why do we eat matzah on this night?    2. Why do we eat bitter herbs on this night?   3. Why do we dip vegetables twice in salt water on this night?    4. Why do we recline on this night?
Pit'om (פתעום) and ra'ames (רעמסס)
The Seder meal has its basis in verses in Exodus ch.12. It is the occasion in which we eat the "matzos (unleavened hardtack) and bitter herbs" mentioned there, and fulfill "you shall recount to your son on that day...(what) God did for me when we left Egypt". All the foods, words and deeds of the...
In the month of Abib (later changed to Nisan), on the 14th day in  the year 1513 BCE, the Israelites were given specific instructions  on what they needed to do to survive the 10th and final plague  being inflicted on all those the land.   At this time, Moses was the spokesperson whom God had...
Salt water symbolises the tears of slavery.
Tradition states that the ten Plagues all occurred during one year(Mishna, Eiduyot ch.2).
Matzah is unleavened bread. Matzah crackers are cracker sized pieces of matzah.
At the evening meal, the Haggadah is recited, which recounts the Exodus.
  Christians don't celebrate Passover, they celebrate Easter.
This question references the Jewish observance of Pesach (in  Hebrew). Pesach is also known as Passover, commemorating the exodus  of the Israelite people.
Passover in 1963 started on Tuesday, April 9th. In Israel, Passover is seven days, Outside of Israel, it is eight days.
Passover starts on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of 'Nisan'. Prior to the establishment of the calculated calendar, which started during the Babylonian period although it wasn't finalised until much later, the beginning of Passover was determined by the first full moon after the spring equinox....
Prayers aren't recited during a meal (you don't pray while eating food). However, the standard prayers that relate to the foods about to be eaten (bread, wine, etc) are recited right before eating.
The veil of the temple was 3 inches thick and if you study out  the veil and the history of the temple, you will find that it was  the spirit of God that did the transferring. Just as when you or  anybody really prays beyond the flesh and enters into that secret  place with God so it is with the...
    Another name for Easter is Pascha.
life was HARSH- imagine getting beaten a lot and not being able to  do ANYTHING- you heard that right.    Answer:   See Exodus ch.1, 2 and 5. The above answer is brief but to the  point.
It is on the 15 th of Nissan, the first Hebrew month. The Jewish calender is based on the moon, but extra months are added so that over a period of 19 years, the cycles meet up, in a way. The months are based on the moon, but an extra month is added some years to keep the calender in sync with the...
One must use whatever possible to clean for Passover. The Halacha (law) is that anything is considered chametz as long as it is suitable to eat for a dog. Bleach is a strong enough substance that it makes any food it comes in contact with to no longer be suitable for a dog, thus many people use it...
Passover, known to Jews as Pesach, is an annual celebration during which Jews remember the time that the ancient Hebrews, with G-d's help, escaped from slavery in Egypt and made their way via the desert into what is now Israel. It is celebrated with a meal known as the Seder during which certain...
  I'm not schooled in this area, however I would think there was no mercy for those who did not follow the placement of blood over their dwelling doors. Without the blood, the first born males were taken , and no mercy was shown to these families in this regard.
The actual name for this holiday is 'Pesach'. The Hebrew word Pesach is a contraction of the words 'peh sach' which means 'the mouth speaks'. The reason for this name is because we are commanded to retell the story of Pesach every year so that we don't forget it.
The seder plate itself isn't a symbol, it holds the symbolic items for the seder though.
1. On all other nights we may eat bread or matzah, while on thisnight we eat only matzah. 2. On all other nights we may eat all kinds of vegetables, but onthis night we eat bitter herbs. 3. On all other nights we don't need to dip our foods, but on thisnight we dip them twice. 4. On all other nights...
Some do and some don't. It's certainly not a traditional component of the Passover commemoration. But for those who do include it, perhaps it's the following passage in the ancient text of the Passover seder that inspires them to include the Holocaust in their recollections. It says "Not only...
The mother cleans the house first, then she lights a candle then  she cooks a meal it contains parsley and salt water to dip it in,  once for the Drowning of the Egyptians twice for the tears that  were shed, an egg, Charoseth, A lamb Bone, unleavened bread. All  that goes on one big plate; then...
Passover is from the 15th to the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nisan. On the Gregorian (Western) calendar, it is some time between late March and late April; the dates change each year.
One could anchor a farewell party by having friends/family, balloons, party favors, games, wine, and food. It would be great to have a huge social gathering.
It was when Moses told the pharaoh to let the Jewish slaves go. The pharaoh wouldn't give in so God sent ten plagues to Egypt, but He would protect the Jews. The passover was the tenth and final plague, as well as the worst. God told everyone to take a newborn lamb and sacrifice it, using its blood...
God did many bad things to pharoah until he decided to finally let the Hebrews go
One person who is alone is able to make a Seder. There is no minimum number of people, although it would be nicer is you had other people at the Seder celebrating with you.
During the Passover seder, which is a special dinner held on the first night (or two nights) of Passover, the 5th out of 15 parts is the Maggid ()מגיד section, the retelling of the Passover story and asking of questions by children. These questions are the Ma Nishtana (מה נשתנה‎),...
Passover commemorates the Hebrews' exodus from slavery in Egypt. On Passover, Jews are to refrain from eating bread/leavened foods since on the day the hebrews were escaping from slavery in Egypt, they did not have enough time to fully bake the bread they were making, and therefore created matzoh,...
If this was a custom, it has died out. As of 2017, there are lessthan 18 Jews living in Syria, all of them quite elderly. Their onlysynagogue was burned down on March 31, 2013. Jews of Syrian ancestry mainly live in Israel and the USA (a totalof about 200,000 people), and do not follow this custom....
For the Jews the Passover was a time to remember when God delivered their ancestors from Egypt. The Israelites were told to sacrifice a lamb and paint the lamb's blood on the door posts of their houses, they were saved from God's judgment on the people of Egypt by the blood of the lamb. Jesus ate...
All nuts except for peanuts are considered kosher for passover. However, their packaging does have to display kosher for Passover certification.
In the Bible there are a number of different wilderness areas described. The wilderness of the Sinai Peninsula, still bears this name today. The Negev region, somewhat to the North of this covers quite a broad area of land through which the Israelites would have had to journey, much closer to Israel...
There are brands of kosher for Passover cranberry sauce. You would have to check the packaging for kashrut certification.
It means that all of the ingredients and production process meets the special kashrut requirements of Passover.
Good Friday often falls some time during the holiday of Passover. Passover is a 7 day holiday in Israel and 8 day holiday outside of Israel.
Either 'Chag sameach' or 'Chag Pesach sameach'.
There are two answers. 1) The first Passover was the day of the Exodus. The Israelites prepared the Pesach-offering and conducted the Seder-meal; at midnight, God smote the firstborn of the Egyptians; and the next morning, the Israelites left Egypt. 2) Every other Passover since then is a reliving...
Unless you're a citizen of Israel, or have been in Israel for the entire preceding year, you're supposed to hold 2 days. Several American organizations in Israel present a seder on the 2nd night for foreign visitors who want to follow this responsibility.
if you mean what is on the seder plate, then there would be a shank bone(or in some cases a chicken leg), a hard boiled egg, parsley, greens, charoset, and salt water.
The 4 glasses of red wine that are drunk during the seder symbolise HaShem's four statements of redemption in the Torah: 1. "I took you out" 2. "I rescued you" 3. "I liberated you" 4. "I took you to Me for a people" The wine represents redemption while the colour of the red wine reminds us of...
First day of Passover was on Tuesday, 21 April 1943. So Passover started on Monday evening at sunset (20 April 1943.)
Rivers turned to blood (Exod.7.17).
1) Cleaning the house beforehand to remove leavened products 2) Special synagogue services 3) Conducting the Seder, a meal with special ceremonies 4) Eating matzoh and refraining from eating anything leaved such as bread, cakes, pasta, cereals etc.
Matzah (also matzoh, matza, matsos) is "unleavened bread". The matzoh used at Passover is made only of flour and water -- no yeast -- according to a recipe which prevents the dough from rising. It symbolizes the bread the ancient Hebrews took with them on their flight from Egypt, snatched from the...
  A guest can bring anything that is not Chametz; meaning that if something is food or drink it needs to have a reliable "Kosher for Passover" certification.   A Kosher for Passover bottle of wine is appropriate if you can be sure it has a reliable Kosher for Passover certification.   Food...
The Bible says that there were 600,000 fighting men, a figure that excluded the tribe of Levi who, as priests, were not permitted to fight. Scholars have reckoned that if the story of Exodus really happened, this would conservatively equate to at least two and a half million people all told. Since...
Yes, only if they are specifically certified kosher for passover. You can find kosher for Passover olives at any Jewish supermarket
Well its 7 days in Israel but 8 days anywhere outside of Israel. God established the number eight as a very special number. Eight represents: The day a Jewish male child is circumcised {Leviticus 14:10}The second set of wrappings on the Tzitzis, a garment worn by malesThe garments worn by the Kohen...
The intensive cleaning, which may take a week or more, that can be found in progress in most Jewish homes prior to Passover is intended to ensure that the home is entirely free of any traces of chametz - that is, any food liable to contravene the Talmudic definition of the Five Grains (wheat, spelt,...
The slavery made the Jews into a nation. Also, it is a remembrance of the miracles leaving Egypt, and the splitting of the red sea.
The four cups of wine, as they are known, represent "I will bring out," "I will deliver," "I will redeem," and "I will take," the four promises of deliverance made by G-d to the Hebrews in Exodus 6:6-7. They are consumed at various points during the Seder. The first cup is for Kiddush, a blessing...
There are no restrictions on what may be worn to a Seder, but it is a joyous celebration, and people usually dress up.
No - barley is one of the five grains listed in the Talmud that are expressly forbidden during Passover which, if they come into contact with water for more than 18 minutes during preparation, are termed chametz. Observant Jews believe that, if they eat chametx during Passover, they risk karet -...
It depends - if you are of Sephardic descent - from Spain, Portugal or North Africa - then yes. If you're from an Ashkenazi background - the rest of Europe - then lentils fall into the category of kitniyot, small things, which have traditionally not been eating during Passover. This tradition stems...
Yes. Passover celebrates the liberation of the Jews from Egypt. It has become a celebration of freedom, and a time for praying for the freedom of all people everywhere.
Baytzah is hard-boiled egg. Baytzah is symbolic of the regular festival sacrifice brought in the days of the Temple. Some authorities have interpreted this as a symbol of mourning for the loss of the two Temples (the first was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E., the second by the Romans in...
Moses is not mention in the Haggadah because we are supposed to focus on HaShem and what He did for us.
in Hebrew: = khag Sameakh (חג שמח) in Yiddish/Yinglish = Good Yuntif (גוט יום טוב) in English = happy Passover
During Passover, observant Jews do not eat chametz - that is, any food produced in a way in which one of the Five Grains (wheat, oats, rye, barley or spelt) come into contact with water for more than 18 minutes. Since pasta falls into this category (along with most types of noodles, couscous, bread...
All nuts are fine for Passover. The one exception are peanuts which are actually legumes and qualify as kitniyot.
There is no specific tradition of lighting candles for Passover.
The first seder happened on the eve of the Exodus from Egypt. Tradition puts the date at 1312 BCE.
The traditional seder is on the first evening of Passover. As the Jewish people dispersed around the world, being certain which day of the year a holiday began on became somewhat problematic until the advent of modern technologies, and an additional service was held on the second night "just in case...
Good Pesach. (The ch sounds like the ch in the middle of "School," not like the ch in "Chime.")
Regular and kosher grocery stores.
No, it's chametz.
In Israel Passover is 7 days while outside of Israel it is 8 days long, counted from sunset to sunset each day.
Religiously observant Jews will not use phones on the first night (Israel)/first two nights (outside of Israel) and the last two nights of Passover. The exception being if there is an emergency - medical, fire, etc. where lives are at risk.
It is written:. פסח
Anything with wheat that has been left with water or yeast for over 18 minutes is considered CHAMETZ(not allowed on passover according to orthodox jews.)
Mostly matzah, meat, potatoes, eggs, avocado, fruit and vegetables, milk and cheese.
Jewish people do not have a week of fasting but do have several other fasts of varying lengths. For example, the longest two fasts are Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) and Tisha b'Av (the Ninth of Av (which is a month)). They are both 25 hours long. There are also other fasts which are usually...
no, unless it's made with matzoh-meal. Regular pasta has wheat  and/or leavening, which the Torah forbids on Passover (Exodus  ch.12).    Answer:  There are kosher for Passover pastas; they're mainly made from  potato starch. There are also corn flour pastas which are kitniyot  (legumes;...
Seven days, compared to eight in the Diaspora.
Pesach (or Pesah) is a Hebrew word meaning "to pass over" (hence the name in English). The name comes the story of the 10 plagues in the Exodus from Egypt. The 10th plague was when the angel of death smote the firstborn sons of the Egyptians, while "passing over" the houses of the ancient Israelites...
Monday, April 5, for citizens of Israel. Tuesday, April 6, for everyone else.
Special software would be needed to calculate that, because the Gregorian calendar changed in 1752, so a simple conversion program won't work.
== Drink 4/5 Cups of Wine on Passover ==   Five cups of wine are filled for the Passover seder- Four cups- to be consumed throughout the night by each person at the seder table and one cup to be set aside, untouched for the prophet Eliyahu Ha-navi (Elijah) If you search for deeper meaning, you...
In 2010, Easter Sunday was the 6th day of Passover. Those often seem to occur close to one another. Wonder why that is.
For citizens of Israel, at nightfall on Monday, April 5. For everyone else, at nightfall on Tuesday, April 6.
Corn is classified as kitniyot so only some Mizrachi and Sephardi groups will eat it during Passover.
  Yes, the seder and passover are in the Jewish faith -- but the "where" is, in the home.
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