Passover Fact #1 – What Does "Passover" Mean?

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“The holiday’s name – Pesach, meaning “passing over” or “protection” in Hebrew, is derived from the instructions given to Moses by G-d . In order to encourage the Pharaoh to free the Israelites, G-d intended to kill the first-born of both man and beast. To protect themselves, the Israelites were told to mark their dwellings with lamb’s blood so that G-d could identify and “pass over” their homes“*

Passover begins at sundown Monday April 02, 2007

* source: Passover on the Net – Story of Passover



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