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65: Resting on the First Day of Pesach

"On the first day [of Pesach] you shall have a holy day..." (Vayikra 23:7)

We are commanded to refrain from all work, except for cooking and some other food preparations, on the first day of Pesach (two days in chutz la'aretz).

Pesach is called "zeman cheiruseinu," the time of our freedom. This holiday is very significant because it commemorates yetzias Mitzrayim, which is the founding of our nation as Hashem's people. Once a year, on Pesach, we reinforce our recognition of our unique status and renew our relationship with Hashem through the seder, whose impact lasts throughout the year.


Text Copyright © 2007 by Rabbi Moshe Goldberger and Torah.org.


 


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