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: 5775
Hey, Hey, Hey!
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5767
The Landlord Is Still Home
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5774
Obstacles and Opportunities
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5763
Emunah: Keeping the Faith
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5768
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5759
The Lesson of Avraham
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5763
Worthy of the Brocha!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5770
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5757
A "Sneak Preview" of History
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5761
"Steps" in the Right Direction
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5758
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5764
When Things Don't Go As Planned
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5765
The Moral of the Story
Shlomo Katz - 5768
Recognizing the Source of Our Good
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5762
To the Land That I Will Show You
Rabbi Label Lam - 5763
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5762