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The Importance of Passover

Over the past three thousand years, Passover has endured as the most celebrated and widely observed holiday in the Jewish tradition. Passover commemorates the seminal event in Jewish history — the story of the Exodus which led to the birth of the Jewish nation, Israel. In addition, the most basic and fundamental principles found in Judaism — faith, prayer, deliverance, freedom, and service to God — are woven into this timeless story. Below, you will discover a variety of resources from Bible studies to devotions to recipes to help you understand the importance and significance of this most holy observance not only to Judaism, but also to the Christian faith.

Let's Learn about Passover

Discover the importance of this biblically mandated observance to the Jewish people and how it is celebrated today by watching a video, listening to a radio program from Rabbi Eckstein or reading about Pesach from the Rabbi’s book, How Firm a Foundation.

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The Seder & Recipes for Passover

At the heart of the Passover observance is the Seder where the story of the Exodus is retold and celebrated. Find out more about the elements included in the Seder through these various resources and try out some traditional recipes served during a Seder.

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Going Deeper

Expand your understanding of the Passover celebration and its significance not only to the Jewish faith, but also to the Christian faith, through our three Bible studies and a download of the teachings on Passover from Rabbi Eckstein’s Holy Days of Israel.

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Passover for Kids

Hey kids — here are some fun activity pages and other great information about Passover and why it’s so important to your Jewish friends. Try learning some Hebrew words that have to do with the Passover celebration by checking out the audio section below.

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