from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The voluntary sacrifices offered by the Jews with the paschal lamb at the passover.


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  • Exodus 23:14 = and bring the chagigah offerings on each pilgrimage festival

    In our mouths and in our hearts: Day 35 | Jewschool

  • The roasted shank represents the Paschal lamb, and the roasted egg the chagigah, or free will offerings, made daily in the Temple.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Beitzah; A roasted egg, symbolizing the korban chagigah (festival sacrifice) that was offered in the Temple in Jerusalem and was then eaten as part of the meal on Seder night.


  • 163 This refers to the second chagigah — the feast-offering of individuals on the 15th of Nisan.

    Hebrew Literature

  • The word pasch does not exclusively apply to the paschal lamb on the eve of the feast, but is used in the Scriptures and in the Talmud in a wider sense for the entire festivity, including the chagigah; any legal defilement could have been removed by the evening ablutions; trials, and even executions and many servile works, though forbidden on the Sabbath, were not forbidden on feasts (Num., xxviii,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon


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