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'''Pesach''' [Hebrew:פסח] often called Passover<ref>[http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0212.htm Exodus 12:11-12]</ref>, is the [[Judaism|Jewish]] [[holiday]] celebrating the [[Bible|biblical]] escape from [[Egypt]].
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'''Pesach''' [Hebrew:פסח], often called Passover<ref>[http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0212.htm Exodus 12:11-12]</ref>, is the [[Judaism|Jewish]] [[holiday]] celebrating the [[Bible|biblical]] escape from [[Egypt]].
  
 
The festival begins on the 14<sup>th</sup> of Nissan. In [[Israel]] there is one day festival [חג], five intermediate days [חול המועד] and the 7<sup>th</sup> day is also a holiday. In the [[diaspora]], there are two day of festival, four intermediate days and another two days of festival.
 
The festival begins on the 14<sup>th</sup> of Nissan. In [[Israel]] there is one day festival [חג], five intermediate days [חול המועד] and the 7<sup>th</sup> day is also a holiday. In the [[diaspora]], there are two day of festival, four intermediate days and another two days of festival.

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Pesach [Hebrew:פסח], often called Passover[1], is the Jewish holiday celebrating the biblical escape from Egypt.

The festival begins on the 14th of Nissan. In Israel there is one day festival [חג], five intermediate days [חול המועד] and the 7th day is also a holiday. In the diaspora, there are two day of festival, four intermediate days and another two days of festival.

Laws and Customs

  • For the entire length of the festival, Jews refrain from eating leavened foods (חמץ).
  • On the first night (in the diaspora, first two nights), a Seder is conducted.

See also

References