Pesach (Passover) begins on the night of the fifteenth day of the month of Nissan and lasts for eight days. This holiday commemorates the departure of the nation of Israel from Egypt. Pesach marks the birth of the Jewish people as a nation led by Moshe (Moses) over 3000 years ago. This is a as much a celebration of our spiritual freedom as the physical liberation from slavery. The highlight of Pesach is the observance of the Seder, a unique ceremony performed on the first two evenings of Passover. At the Seder, we eat different special foods, we tell the story of our departure from Egypt, we sing songs and praises, and say special prayers.
The second night of Pesach coincides with the beginning of Sefira (Counting the Omer). Don't forget to subscribe to the Sefira Counting Reminder mailing list! - Learn about the Counting of the Omer
This year 5774 (2013-2014) Pesach begins at sundown on April 15,
and ends at nightfall on April 22, 2013.
View the Jewish calendar for this year: 5775
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Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5755
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5756
You Threw it Out?!
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5766
Who Cares About The Scoffers of the Generation?
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5765
Who deserves a blessing?
Shlomo Katz - 5774
Why Does "And G-d blessed him" Appear at the End of the Pasuk?
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5772
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5767
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5764
A Father's Plan
Shlomo Katz - 5772
Rabbi Chaim Flom - 5768
Shlomo Katz - 5762
Fear of Parents and Fear of G-d
Rabbi Chaim Ozer Shulman - 5756
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5759
A Meal for Eisav... a Fork for Ya'akov
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5758
100% for the Sake of Heaven
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5756
Well, Well, Well
Shlomo Katz - 5764