Pesach (Passover) begins on the night of the fifteenth day of the month of Nissan and lasts for eight days. This holiday commemorates the departure of the nation of Israel from Egypt. Pesach marks the birth of the Jewish people as a nation led by Moshe (Moses) over 3000 years ago. This is a as much a celebration of our spiritual freedom as the physical liberation from slavery. The highlight of Pesach is the observance of the Seder, a unique ceremony performed on the first two evenings of Passover. At the Seder, we eat different special foods, we tell the story of our departure from Egypt, we sing songs and praises, and say special prayers.
The second night of Pesach coincides with the beginning of Sefira (Counting the Omer). Don't forget to subscribe to the Sefira Counting Reminder mailing list! - Learn about the Counting of the Omer
This year 5774 (2013-2014) Pesach begins at sundown on April 15,
and ends at nightfall on April 22, 2013.
View the Jewish calendar for this year: 5774
MASEI AND THE THREE WEEKS:
The Darkest Corner
Rabbi Label Lam - 5763
The Three Weeks: What Are We Trying to Achieve?
Rabbi Naphtali Hoff - 5768
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5761
The Number Forty-Two
Shlomo Katz - 5767
What to Make of My Summer Break?!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5767
They Can Assure a Cure
Rabbi Label Lam - 5773
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5767
Cities of Refuge: Sanctuary for Survival
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5768
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5774
Shlomo Katz - 5761
A New Chapter
Shlomo Katz - 5771
Shlomo Katz - 5760
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5770
Ramban: Why was Parshas Nedarim given over specifically to
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5771
Perceptions on the Parsha - Parshas Masei
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5765
His Private Path
Rabbi Label Lam - 5766