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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