To calculate the date for Passover, identify the new moon that falls in late September or early October and then calculate the 14th day of the seventh month following the new moon. The new moon falls at the beginning of ... More »

The dates of Jewish holidays change because they follow the old Jewish calendar, which is a lunar-solar calendar that varies yearly. The standard Gregorian calendar, used worldwide for day-to-day activities, is based ent... More » World View Religion Judaism

The date of Easter changes yearly because it is a movable feast that the Christian church calculates to be on the first Sunday after the full moon, known as the Paschal full moon, following the vernal equinox. The equino... More »

The exact process of preparing for Passover may depend on how strictly one observes the holiday; those who practice strict religious observance will need to clear all leavened grain products, known as chametz, from their... More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Passover

Originally, Passover was set to last seven days. It begins late in March and extends to early April. More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Passover

Moses is arguably the most important human figure in Judaism, and, as a prophet, Moses helped lead the enslaved Jewish people in Egypt to their liberation; the story of this escape to freedom is told in the Old Testament... More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Passover

During Passover only unleavened bread (matzah) is allowed, but foods containing barley, corn, wheat, spelt and rye are strictly prohibited during the celebration. These grains are used to make leavened bread, which is pr... More »