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Passover: Laws and Customs

SPIRITUAL PREPARATION FOR PASSOVER: Three special Sabbaths take place before Passover. Each has a unique message for the mind and soul. The first is called Shabbat Parshat Parah.  Parshat Parah takes place two weeks before the month of Nisan. Taken from Numbers 19:1-22, this portion of the Torah explains the ancient purification process involving the […]

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Passover: Spirtual Meaning

The following are several religious concepts which have inspired interesting discussions at many Seder tables.  Nisan, the month of miracles: “This month shall be the head month for you. It shall be the first month of the year.” (Exodus 12:2). Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year’s Day, takes place in the month of Tishrei, the […]

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Passover 101 (The Feast of Freedom)

Passover, which celebrates Y’tziat Mitzraim, the Israelite’s exodus from Egypt, is the pivotal event in Jewish history. It freed our ancestors from more than 200 years of slavery and defined us as a nation. Our sages place the Exodus from Egypt on the fifteenth of Nisan in the year 2448. Since Jewish holidays begin the […]

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