. The word “affikomen” comes from the Greek word for desert. The last thing that is eaten at the Seder is a piece of the affikomen. The reason for this is to keep the taste of mattzah in the mouth after the Seder. A Passover Seder is a retelling of the story of the Jews’ […]
What is Pesach?
Pesach is a Jewish holiday, called Passover in English. It celebrates the time when G-d freed the Jewish people from their slavery in Egypt. It also celebrates the beginning of the harvest in Israel. It is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish calendar and is one of only three holidays that required […]
Are Passover and Pesach the Same Holiday?
Passover is a widely celebrated Jewish holiday commemorating the exodus of the Jewish slaves from Egypt. Passover is the English name for the holiday, so it is not the original name of the holiday. The original name of the holiday of Passover is the Hebrew name Pesach. Therefore, Passover and Pesach are the same holiday. […]
What is Chametz?
Chametz is a Hebrew word meaning “leavening.” It includes any food that has a combination of grain and water that was left to stand and rise for 18 minutes or more. On the Jewish holiday of Passover, owning or eating any chametz is strictly forbidden. There are five grains to which the prohibition of chametz […]
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