The Hebrew Pesach or Pesach holiday commemorates the Hebrews’ liberation from slavery in Egypt and the “passing over” of the forces of destruction, or the sparing of the firstborn of the Israelites, when the Lord “smote the land of Egypt” on the eve of Passover.
What Is The True Meaning Of The Passover?
The Passover holiday commemorates the Biblical story of Exodus, in which God freed the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Passover is celebrated in Exodus in the Old Testament (in Judaism, the first five books of Moses are called the Torah).
What Happens During Passover Week?
The first and last days of the festival are legal holidays, and many travelers take the week off to enjoy the festival. The Jewish holiday of Passover prohibits eating leavened food (made with yeast) during the week leading up to it. Stores and restaurants stop selling bread and bread products during this period.
What Do You Do During Passover?
Passover is primarily known for its seder (literally, “order”), a festive meal in which the haggadah (the book of exodus) is read in a specific order. It is forbidden to eat leavened food products (such as bread, pasta, etc.) during the entire holiday.
What Happens On The First Day Of Passover?
Passover begins on the first day. Seders are observed on the first two nights of the holiday. According to the Chabad-Lubavitch Media Center, the 15-step tradition includes eating matzah and maror, drinking wine or grape juice, and reading from a Haggadah.
What Are The Traditions Of Passover?
In addition to telling the story, discussing it, drinking four cups of wine, eating matza, and eating symbolic foods placed on the Passover Seder plate, Seder customs include reclining in celebration of freedom and drinking four cups of wine. In addition to the Seder, Jews around the world perform other Jewish rituals.
Why Is Passover Celebrated For 7 Days?
Passover is supposed to be celebrated for seven days, but Jews in the Diaspora lived too far away from Israel to receive word when they would begin their observances, so an additional day was added to make it more safe.