Friday, April 6, 2012

Passover Greetings!

Passover begins in the evening of Friday, April 6, 2012, and ends in the evening of Saturday, April 14, 2012.
What is Passover?
Passover, or Pesach, commemorates the Israelites Exodus from Egypt. Its name refers to the passage in the Book of Exodus (12:11) when God "passed over" the houses of the Israelites during the tenth plague. Passover is one of three pilgrimage festivals, along with Sukkot and Shavuot.

What are some Passover customs and practices?
Passover Seder: It is traditional on Passover to only eat unleavened food. Many rid their entire house of hametz (food that is not kosher for Passover) or sell their leavened food to a non-Jew for the eight days of the holiday. The Passover seder is for the most part held on the first and second night of Passover, though some only participate in a seder on the first night. During the seder participants recount the story of the Exodus while drinking four cups of wine.
For more information about Passover, you can go to "My Jewish Learning".com, HERE.


  1. Got to attend a real seder this year. How come noone ever just says it like it is? A drunken feast! By cup number four I was thinking I was in a strange family bar or something!

  2. Well, I've never been to a real seder, so I didn't know! But... it sounds like a great holiday! I hope you enjoyed it?