Archive for April 2nd, 2007

(April 02) Today we're celebrating. . . Passover

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

The 8 day observance commemorating the freedom and exodus of the Israelites (Jewish slaves) from Egypt during the reign of the Pharaoh Ramses II.

A time of family gatherings and lavish meals called Seders, the story of Passover is retold through the reading of the Haggadah. With its special foods, songs, and customs, the Seder is the focal point of the Passover celebration.

As the Jewish day begins at sundown, the first night of Passover begins tonight at sundown. The final night of Passover 2007 will be April 10th.

Join for our Passover celebration – Passover on the Net 

Passover Fact #5 – Why is this Night Different from all Other Nights?

Monday, April 2nd, 2007


It is said that the Seder is celebrated especially for the children. It is important for Jewish children to be and feel involved in the celebration of Passover. Much of the ceremony is based on the commandment in the Bible that says, “And thou shalt tell thy son”*

An important part of the Passover Seder is the asking of the Four Questions, which are read during the meal by the youngest child present. (in observant homes it is the youngest male child that reads the Four Questions)

The Four Questions are. . . 

Why do we eat only Matzoh during Passover?
Why do we eat bitter herbs, maror, at our Seder?
Why do we dip our foods twice tonight?
Why do we lean on a pillow tonight?

Do you know the answers? For these answers and answers to other Passover questions you might have – please visit our Passover celebration – Passover on the Net

Passover begins at sundown Monday April 02, 2007

*Passover on the Net – The Four Questions of Passover

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