Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about
the Jewish Holiday of Passover
March 15 : 14 days till 1st night Passover
Did you know that Passover celebrates the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt?
On a broader level, the holiday also marks the birth of the Jewish nation, whose journey began with Moses leading them across the Red Sea and culminates with G-d* giving them the Torah on Mount Sinai fifty days later?
(*BTW – Did you know that Jews do not write the name G-d or L-rd? It has to do with the commandment about taking G-d’s name in vain. It is believed that if the name was written on a piece of paper and the paper was crumpled, discarded, or destroyed it would be considered a sin).
Spring has arrived and with it comes the eight-day Jewish holiday of freedom. It’s time to clean out your chametz, open up a box of matzah and set up for your seder. So join us for our Did You Know? countdown to Passover, which begins at sundown on Monday March 29, 2010.