Happy Passover 2017

Happy Passover 2017

It’s been Passover all week, and the team at Face Activities wishes our members a very Happy time with family and friends. Every year Jewish families celebrate this important holiday. We hope they enjoy themselves, and find following these ancient traditions both beneficial and inspiring. 


This year the 8-day-long Passover celebration starts on April 10th and ends on April 18th (the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan.) The ancient holiday celebrates the Exodus of the Jewish People from slavery in Egypt, under the leadership of Moses, with intervention from God, as told in the Torah.

The term “Passover” itself refers to the final 10th plague visited by God upon Pharaoh and the Egyptian People, during which the first born male children of both Egyptian men and beasts were killed, while the plague passed over the first born Hebrew male children without harming them.

This final plague, according to the story, softened Pharaoh’s heart, and he finally freed the Hebrew slaves and let them leave Egypt. The meal-time Seder celebration practiced by jewish families throughout the world commemorates this Exodus story.

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Happy Passover 2016

The team at Face Activities wishes our members a happy Passover with family and friends. We hope our members enjoy this time, and find following the holiday’s ancient traditions both beneficial and inspiring. Every year Jewish families celebrate this holiday. What makes Passover in 2016 particularly relevant and special?

“Why is this Passover different from any other? Because the story that the Jewish holiday commemorates — the exodus of the ancient Israelites from slavery in Egypt to freedom — resonates more strongly than ever in a world embroiled in a refugee crisis that encompasses approximately 60 million people, the highest number ever recorded, according to United Nations statistics…” (NPR)

Learn more about the context of Passover 2016 (NPR)


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