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What is Passover? Where does the word come from?

The Seder is the special meal that celebrates Passover

Passover (also called Pesach or Pesah) is a Jewish festival that commemorates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt, as told in the Book of Exodus, Chapter 12 of the Torah. It is celebrated by the Seder ritual and the eating of matzoth. 

When is Passover?

It begins on the 14th day of Nisan and is celebrated for eight days by Orthodox and Conservative Jews outside of Israel and for seven days by Reform Jews and Jews in Israel. 

See here for a short summary of Passover traditions.

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