22 2024

Passover (Pesach) 5784

Passover (Pesach) (April 22-30), a cherished Jewish holiday, is a time to commemorate the Israelites' liberation from slavery in Egypt. Lasting seven or eight days, it falls during the month of Nisan. The central narrative revolves around the Exodus story, where Moses led the Jewish people out of Egypt, and the journey is celebrated during the Seder meal. Symbolic foods, such as unleavened bread (matzah) and bitter herbs, represent the hardships endured during slavery.

Passover is a time for reflection, family gatherings, and storytelling, emphasizing themes of freedom, redemption, and the importance of passing down traditions. Cleaning the home of all leavened products (chametz) and partaking in the Seder meal are central customs during this meaningful holiday.