Jewish Holiday of Passover


Passover a Jewish Holiday


When is Passover? Passover begins at Sundown on April 5, 2023; April 22, 2024; April 12, 2025; April 1, 2026; April 21, 2027; April 10, 2028; March 30, 2029; April 17, 2030

About Passover

Passover is the celebration of the freeing of the Jews from Egyptian rule around 3000 years ago. At the time, the Israelites were enslaved by the Egyptian ruler Pharaoh Ramses II. God instructed Moses to go to the Pharaoh and ask for freedom for the Jews. According to the Bible, his plea of “Let my people go” was ignored despite Moses’ warning of punishment by God if the Israelites were not freed.

God then sent 10 terrible plagues upon the people of Egypt. Then, the Pharaoh conceded and freed the Jews who immediately fled Egypt. They fled without taking time to bake their dough. They took the dough and baked it into thin crackers in the hot desert sun. These crackers were called Matzoh. (Or Matzo)

To commemorate the freeing of the Jews, matzoh is eaten in place of bread during Passover.

Today’s Chuckle: What’s the difference between matzoh and cardboard?? The cardboard doesn’t leave crumbs on the rug.

Note: Some websites refer to the beginning of Passover as the date of the first full day. But, in reality, Passover begins at sundown on the dates above.

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