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Jewish believers, in Israel and throughout the whole world, have either entered in or are preparing to enter into the Feast Of Passover. Passover is a major Jewish feast that remembers the liberation of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt. The story of the Passover can be found throughout the Book of Exodus in the Jewish Tanakh or the Old Testament. It is a time to remember and reflect on all that God has done. The feast begins on the 15th day of Nisan and lasts seven or eight days depending on where in the world you are.
This is a commanded feast set forth in the Book of Leviticus. It reads as follows :
"In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at dusk is the LORD's Passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD; seven days ye shall eat unleavened bread. In the first day ye shall have a holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work. And ye shall bring an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days; in the seventh day is a holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work."
This is a time when families get together around a festive table and remember their freedom from slavery. They share the symbolism that is done every year and the story of how they left Egypt is retold, as if each person was there. It is a night for remembering and rejoicing! For the following seven days no leaven is eaten, as commanded by the Lord.
Throughout the world this feast is kept by the Jewish people everywhere. It is the first of the spring feasts. So as the feast is to begin, we wish all our Jewish friends a Happy and Blessed Passover.
Chag Pesach Sameach
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