Origin of Passover
Examples from the Web for passover
The New York Board of Rabbis would send in cases of macaroons for the congregation at every Passover.A Jewish Ex-Con Recalls Keeping Kosher with the Faithful in Prison|Daniel Genis|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And for some regional variety, in Iran with its nuclear ambitions, every day is Passover.
If the Passover leaflet from 2014 was nothing but a joke, then it was nonetheless a sick and twisted one.
Late last night, I found myself looking at the Passover Hagadah.
"We would like to see Pollard free in time for Passover [which starts on the evening of April 14]," he said.
This period of the Passover (about the 25th March) was to be the beginning of a new year.Pagan & Christian Creeds|Edward Carpenter
Passover was selected to insult their deepest religious feelings, by barring them access to the Wailing Wall during that week.With the Judans in the Palestine Campaign|J. H. (John Henry) Patterson
Hezekiah goes back to Moses, as his authority to maintain the divine standard in the celebration of the passover.Elijah the Tishbite|C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
At this moment a crowd came up to ask the fulfilment of his annual act of grace, the pardon of a prisoner at the Passover.
By faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of the first-born should not touch them.Heb.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews|Thomas Charles Edwards
Word Origin for Passover
1530, coined by Tyndale from verbal phrase pass over, to translate Hebrew ha-pesah "Passover," from pesah (see paschal), in reference to the Lord "passing over" the houses of the Israelites in Egypt when he killed the first-born of the Egyptians (Ex. xii).
The deliverance of the Israelites from the worst of the plagues of Egypt, and the annual festival kept afterward in memory of the event. Through Moses, God told the Israelites to prepare a special meal to be eaten in haste the evening before their escape from Egypt (see also Egypt) (see Exodus), with a whole roasted lamb as the main dish. The blood from the lamb was to be used to mark the Israelites' houses. That night, God would send the angel of Death to kill the firstborn males of the Egyptians (this was the worst of the plagues of Egypt), but God would see the blood on the Israelites' houses, and he would command his angel to “pass over” — to kill no one there. God told Moses that the Israelites were to repeat the meal each spring on the anniversary of their departure from Egypt. The Jews (see also Jews) keep the festival of Passover to this day.
Among Jews (see also Jews), the festival commemorating the Exodus, the deliverance of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt (see also Egypt). During Passover, unleavened bread, called matzo, is eaten. In the course of the festival, the story of the Exodus is read.