Jewish Passover Essay

940 Words4 Pages
A description of the celebration of “The Passover” According to the Jewish tradition, the people are obligatory to remember the Passover by celebrating the Passover or the Pasach. The celebration of the Passover is a spiritual preparation, as well as a physical preparation which is required of the Jews. According to Schneerson (1993-2014),”…-for in the life of the Jew the physical and spiritual are closely linked together…” During Passover, the Jewish people rejoice the past history of the deliverance of the Jewish people from being slaves of the Egyptians, the deliverance from the ancient Egyptian system and the way of life, also known as the “abominations of Egypt” (Schneerson, 1993-2014). The celebration cannot be eminent without the physical…show more content…
The Passover is distributed into two main parts. The first part includes the first two days and the last two days, which are considered full-fledged holidays. This part is honoring “the splitting of the Red Sea”. During both days and nights of this part of the holiday, certain meals are cooked, Kiddush, and lighting candles are lit at night in celebration of Passover. Work is not permitted, nor driving, or electronic devices are cut on or off during this time period. What is permitted is going outside and cooking. During the four days in the middle which is called chol hamoed, or semi-festive “intermediate days”, work is only allowed during this time (What Is Passover?, 1993-2014). There is no Chametz during the celebration of Passover. This starts midday of the day before Passover until the end of the holiday. This is in honor of remembering the unleavened bread that the Israelites ate after leaving Egypt, which is not eaten. The word “Chametz” is defined as leavened grain; this is any drink or food that has any traces of barley, wheat, oats, rye, spelt or any of their byproducts, and which isn’t guarded from fermentation or leavening. All drinks and foods during this period must be

More about Jewish Passover Essay

Open Document