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- n. Judaism See Passover.
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- proper n. The Jewish festival of Passover.
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- n. (Judaism) a Jewish festival (traditionally 8 days from Nissan 15) celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt
Passover is often translated from the term Pesach, which means to 'pass over' or 'to protect.'
Today is the second official day of Passover and all things unleavened and although most truly observant Jews have their Seders on the first two days of what we call Pesach so one of them can occur at the same time as the one being conducted in Israel, we in Organic Fam have ours more conveniently on the following weekend.
Today is the second official day of Passover and all things unleavened and although most truly observant Jews have their Seders on the first two days of what we call Pesach so one of them can occur at the same time as the one being conducted in Israel, we ...
A couple of days ago, on Passover, I got to wondering if there was a connection between the Hebrew word "Pesach," meaning Passover, and the word "Paschal" referring to Easter in Church Latin and various Romance languages.
Pesach is the commemoration of the Exodus story and the creation of the Jewish people, but it can also be a universal story of enslavement [...] [Read more →]
In other words, was it not most natural, that any providential preservation or deliverance of the Jewish people should be called by the word Pesach, the term used to deno - minate that recorded act whereby the first great preservation and deliverance of Israel was effected?
Discourses and dissertations on the scriptural doctrines of atonement & sacrifice : and on the principal arguments advance, and the mode of reasoning employed, by the opponents of those doctrines as held by the established Church ; with an appendix, containing some strictures on Mr. Belsham's account of the Unitarian scheme, in his review of Mr. Wilberforce's treatise
Passover, the Jewish holiday known as Pesach in Hebrew, commemorates the Israelites' escape from Egyptian slavery and is observed with ritualized meals that consist of...
Penn Valley native Jeremy Stadlin, who often goes by his Hebrew name Pesach, is crisscrossing the country in a school bus that's fueled by vegetable oil, but he's not exactly vegging out.
I waver between being an agnostic and an atheist, but I enjoy all the traditions of our religion - except cleaning cupboards for Pesach which is an absolute bore but a must-do to placate family members.
In a curious twist, "Pesach" has ended up (through "Pascua") in the Tagalog language of the Philippines as "Pasko," meaning however not Easter but Christmas.