In Judaism, Passover is a holiday that commemorates the Exodus, independence and spiritual renewal of the Jews after they were enslaved by Egyptian monarchs for centuries. Passover festivities are meant to evoke empathy ... More » World View Religion Judaism

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 name... More »

Passover is typically observed over a course of 8 days (though some Jewish people observe the religious holiday for only 7 days); typically, the first and last couple of days of the Passover period are the days that are ... More »

Unleavened bread products, known by the Jews as matzo, is a staple of Passover meals. Other kosher foods eaten during Passover include fruits and most vegetables, meats, and some dairy products. More » World View Religion Judaism

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

The traditional view in Judaism and Christianity is that Moses wrote the Book of Leviticus along with the other four books that comprise the Torah and Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. The only exc... 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