What Are the Three Other Names for Passover?

What Are the Three Other Names for Passover?

What Are the Three Other Names for Passover?

In addition to being known somewhat colloquially as Passover, this Jewish holiday of remembrance is known by three alternate names, including the Holiday of Mazot, the Season of Our Freedom and Pesach. Each of these names refers directly to the holiday, but each has its own origin and specific point of reference.

For example, the Torah refers to Passover as the Holiday of Mazot. Passover prayers use the name the Season of Our Freedom, which references the fact that Passover commemorates the Jews' freedom from Egyptian slavery. The word "Pesach" translates to "skip" or "leap," which references the fact that Jewish houses were passed over during the killing of the firstborn sons in Egypt.