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Passover is probably the best known of the Jewish holidays, mostly because it ties in with Christian history (the Last Supper was apparently a Passover seder), and because a lot of its observances have been reinterpreted by Christians as Messianic and signs of Jesus.
The name “Passover” refers to the fact that G-d “passed over” the houses of the Jews when he was slaying the firstborn of Egypt.
The day before Passover is the fast of the firstborn, a minor fast for all firstborn males, commemorating the fact that the firstborn Jewish males in Egypt were not killed during the final plague.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Judaism/holidaya.html   (1341 words)

  Passover - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Passover commemorates the Exodus and freedom of the Israelites from ancient Egypt.
As described in the Book of Exodus, Passover marks the "birth" of the Jewish nation, as the Jews' ancestors were freed from being slaves of Pharaoh and allowed to become servants of God instead.
The primary symbol of Passover is the matzo, a flat, unleavened "bread" which recalls the hurriedly-baked bread that the Israelites ate after their hasty departure from Egypt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Passover   (3835 words)

 MyJewishLearning.com - Holidays: Passover History
It is discussed as a springtime festival, a barley harvest festival, and a time to bring sacrifices to the Temple in Jerusalem.
Different references to Passover in the Torah as well as knowledge of other ancient rituals that took place at the same time of year indicate that there may have been several origins of the Pesach festival.
Passover also falls at the time of the beginning of the spring harvest.
www.myjewishlearning.com /holidays/Passover/TO_Pesach_History.htm   (1036 words)

 Lesson Plan - PASSOVER
The Passover recalls the exodus of the Jews from slavery in ancient Egypt.
Passover is celebrated as a reminder of what the Jewish ancestors went through to obtain freedom.
During the Passover, people may only eat unleavened bread, to remind them that the Jews in ancient times had to flee from Egypt in such haste that there was not time to allow the bread to rise.
teacherlink.ed.usu.edu /tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/passover.html   (2483 words)

 Passover Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Passover, also known as Pesach, is an eight day Jewish holiday (seven days in Israel) that commemorates the exodus and freedom of the Israelites from Egypt.
The term passover comes from the fact that God killed all Egyptian firstborn sons, but "passed over" the Jews; this is described in Exodus, or the Second Book of Moses.
While many reasons are given for eating matzo, the most popular tradition is that it recalls the bread the Israelites ate at the time of the Exodus: in their rush to leave Egypt, they did not have time for the bread to rise.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/p/pa/passover.html   (521 words)

 Passover - MSN Encarta
Passover, important Jewish festival commemorating the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt and their safe flight across the Red Sea (see Judaism: Festivals).
The English term Passover is believed to have been introduced in the 16th century by Biblical translator William Tyndale.
Jewish tradition prescribes that, during Passover, meals be prepared and served using sets of utensils and dishes reserved strictly for that festival.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761575206/Passover.html   (459 words)

 Feast of Passover - Feasts of Israel
Passover speaks of redemption; Christ the Passover Lamb was slain at Calvary for the sins of the world.
Passover is the first of the seven annual festivals celebrated by the Jewish people and is considered to be Israel's foundational feast upon which the other six feasts that follow simply build upon.
Passover, a feast which commences Israel's religious year, is often referred to as the Feast of Unleavened Bread because only unleavened bread was eaten during the seven days immediately following Passover.
www.christcenteredmall.com /teachings/feasts/passover.htm   (1165 words)

 Special Occasions: Passover   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Passover, in Judaism is one of three major pilgrim festivals, this one commemorating the "passing over" of the forces of destruction, or the sparing of the first born of the Israelites, when the Lord "smote the land of Egypt" on the eve of the exodus.
The "matza" eaten, as bread for "Passover" is unleavened bread made of wheat and, symbolizes the hasty departure of the Jews from Egypt.
Passover is the only holiday celebrated with a home service called the "Seder" and is celebrated the first day of "Passover" in the evening.
www.culinarychef.com:8081 /chef/specialoccasions/special.occasions.passover.jsp   (512 words)

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Passover (in Hebrew, Pesach) is one of the most important Jewish festivals.
Instead, the first two evenings of Passover are marked by a festal meal, called the Seder, at which the story of the Exodus is retold through the reading of the Haggadah (story) and the symbols of the occasion--unleavened bread, bitter herbs, and others--are explained.
The Passover lamb is interpreted as foreshadowing the sacrifice on the cross of Jesus, the lamb of God.
www.twingroves.district96.k12.il.us /Passover/Passover.html   (493 words)

 Passover : History and Meaning of Freedom in Faith - Jewish Passover Pesach Holidays, Story, Recipes, Seder, Meal, ...
Added into the Passover Haggadah over a period of centuries following the establishment of the 15 steps for the Passover seder, there are a number of Passover songs that sing the praises of G-d and His powers and deeds that were done for the Hebrews during the time of the first Passover.
The roundelay structure of the traditional Passover songs such as Echad Mi Yodea, Adir Hoo, and others have as their goal that no matter what injustices are done by the stronger to the weaker, in the end G-d stands as the ultimate judge of life on Earth.
Passover is the Jewish holiday that celebrates and memorializes the freedom of the Hebrews or Children of Israel from slavery in Egypt and takes place near the end of March or beginning of April.
www.angelfire.com /pa2/passover   (2533 words)

 Introduction to A Christian Seder
Passover is the oldest and most important religious festival in Judaism, commemorating God’s deliverance of the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt and his creation of the Israelite people.
Passover is actually composed of two festivals, The Feast of Unleavened Bread and Passover (which is sometimes used to refer to the single day and sometimes to the entire span of both festivals).
Passover becomes more than simply a service or a time; it becomes a way to confess faith in the One who has acted in history, and for Jews expresses the hope that He will continue to act in bringing deliverance to all people everywhere.
www.cresourcei.org /seder.html   (7017 words)

 Passover - The Jewish holiday of deliverance from bondage
Passover is a spring holiday, a holiday of renewal and of freedom, and may actually have replaced an older holiday of the vernal equinox.
The story of Passover was taken up by the African slaves in the United States, and became symbolic of deliverance from slavery by the might of the Lord.
Passover opens with a festive meal, the Seder, in which prayers, educational material, and historical stories and songs are intermixed with the eating of ritual foods in a fixed order.
www.mideastweb.org /passover.htm   (1556 words)

 Passover A to Z - How-To - Passover
Buy the Passover essentials: purchase your Matzah and wine in advance, and store it in a place where it is absolutely safe from any contact with any chametz.
Recite the "Order of the Passover Offering," recalling and reliving the Korban Pesach which was offered in the Holy Temple at this time.
It's still Passover, so we don't eat, own, or derive enjoyment from Chametz, but most activities prohibited the first and last two days are permitted (except on Shabbat).
www.chabad.org /holidays/passover/pesach.asp?AID=1825   (1382 words)

 Pesach: Origins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Since Jewish holidays begin the night before, Passover begins at sundown on the fourteenth of Nisan and continues for seven days, except in the Diaspora, where it is observed for eight.
Outside Jerusalem, where the sacrifice could not be made, Passover was observed in the home and in local synagogues.
Later, as commentary, legend and analysis were collected, an entire tractate devoted to the laws and stories of Passover evolved.
www.everythingjewish.com /Pesach/Pesach_Origins.htm   (4539 words)

 BBC - Religion & Ethics - Passover   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Passover is one of the most important religious festivals in the Jewish calendar.
Jews celebrate the Feast of Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) to commemorate the liberation of the Children of Israel who were led out of Egypt by Moses.
The story of Passover is told in the Book of Exodus.
www.bbc.co.uk /religion/religions/judaism/holydays/passover/index.shtml   (370 words)

The feast of the Passover begins on the fourteenth day of Nisan (a lunar month which roughly corresponds with the latter part of March and the first part of April) and ends with the twenty-first.
The Saturday preceding the day of the Pasch (fifteenth) is called a "Great Sabbath", because it is supposed that the tenth day of the month Abib (or Nisan) -- when the Israelites were to select the Paschal lambs, before their deliverance from Egypt -- fell on a Sabbath.
During the Passovers commemorative of the first they reclined "like a king [or free man] at his ease, and not as slaves" -- in this probably following the example of the independent Romans with whom they came into contact.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11512b.htm   (1844 words)

 Pesach (Passover) / Torah 101 / Mechon Mamre
Passover is probably the best known of the Jewish holidays among Gentiles, mostly because it ties in with Christian history (the Last Supper was apparently a Passover seder), and because a lot of its observances have been reinterpreted by Christians as Messianic and signs of Jesus.
The day before Passover, it is customary for the firstborn to fast; this is a minor fast for all firstborn males, commemorating the idea that the firstborn Jewish males in Egypt were not killed during the final plague.  The fast is not obligatory, but it is commonly observed.
Grate the apples (and grind the dry fruits, if used).  Add all other ingredients.  Allow to sit for 3-6 hours, until the liquid is absorbed by the other ingredients; you may need to add more wine, if it turns out too thick.
www.mechon-mamre.org /jewfaq/holidaya.htm   (458 words)

The story of Passover is not merely about what happened to the Isrealites in the past, but also an account of what G-d is doing with His people now.
Slaying the lamb at Passover foreshadowed the greater redemption found in the Lord's appointed lamb, the Messiah (John 1:29).
Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread are back-to-back, one following the other.
www.localaccess.com /pari/passover.htm   (488 words)

 Exodus 11 - 12 -- The Passover Meal
The Passover meal that the Israelites held in Egypt was unique from all the Passover meals held since.
Every year before the Passover, an Orthodox Jewish family will eat up as much as possible all the foods in their house not processed or packaged for the Passover.
The SEDER (SADER) - the Passover meal - is the central celebration of the Passover.
www.westarkchurchofchrist.org /wings/lbcexo11-12.htm   (2131 words)

 Passover Recipe Websites - Pesach Recipe Websites
Passover Recipes - Note that the Passover recipes at the following websites may or may not be "Kosher for Passover".
Diabetic-Recipes.com : Passover Seder Menu Ideas - Part 1 - Passover recipes include: horseradish and beet sauce, fresh asparagus with lemon, new potatoes with arugula (arugula is an herb in the form of a leaf consisting of a strong smell), and more!
Sephardim.com : Lots of Sephardic Passover Recipes - Sephardic Passover recipes include: binuelos (also known as "Bimuelos": matzo balls - these matzo balls are made from sheet matzos, not matzo meal) from Salonika, Greece, tezpishti (a Passover nut cake in syrup, from Turkey), and Passover kugel.
www.angelfire.com /pa2/passover/passoverrecipes.html   (1856 words)

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