Ardith Arnelle `Price
What is Passover/Pesach mean?
The Pesach (Passover) holiday begins Wednesday, April 5, 2023, or April 6, 2023, depending on where you are in the world, as it starts at sundown. Chag Same’ach / Happy Passover!
Pesach commemorates the exodus of the Children of Israel from brutal slavery in Egypt, as recounted in the biblical book of Shemot (Exodus).
Pesach: Pronounced PEH-sahkh: Literally to skip over. While Pesach translates as “Passover,” it does not mean to physically pass over something, but rather to pass [skip] over or omit something in a group. The Passover refers to the skipping over of the firstborn of the Children of Israel, who survived while the other firstborns in Egypt died. However, figuratively, the word is split into two: peh sakh: which literally means “a mouth discusses.” The translation refers to the long discussions about the Exodus from Egypt and today’s celebration as the seder meal.
Exodus 12:3-6; https://dictionary.co.il (reference)
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