Passover: “Pesach”

In this section, you’ll find articles and videos about the Jewish Passover, one of the most significant of the Jewish holidays and one that Jesus celebrated with his disciples. Learn about the meaning of Passover and its foreshadowing of redemptive grace through Jesus.

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The Mystery of the Passover Cup
March 1, 2002
Author: David Brickner

What does the Jewish Bible say about the Passover cup’s symbolism and meaning? What blessing can be found in remembering the story of redemption? Read here.

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Resurrection Day (also known as Easter)

Resurrection Day (also known as Easter) Jewish Resources | Holidays | Rosh Hashanah | Yom Kippur | Hanukkah | Passover | Purim | Sukkot |  Resurrection Day (Easter) Western Calendar Month: March/April Jewish Calendar Month: not part of the traditional Jewish calendar...

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The Festival of Redemption
April 1, 2009
Author: Jews for Jesus

Passover heads the list of yearly feasts that God commanded the Israelites to celebrate. It commemorates how God redeemed the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, while at the same time paving the way to understand an even greater redemption that Jesus offers to...

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Mysterious Passover Symbols
April 1, 2010
Author: David Brickner

Passover is a beautiful, often mysterious, celebration. More than any other festival it has been at the heart of the universal Jewish experience, helping to form the core of spiritual identity and pointing inexorably toward the hope of Israel’s salvation. Two...

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The Messiah Would Be the Passover Lamb

“As the first deliverer, so the last deliverer.” In other words, as Moses was, so the Messiah will be.

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The Good, the Bad and the Unleavened
Author: Aaron Lewin

“Why on this night do we only eat matzah?” It really is the million-dollar question. Why do we have to eat this dry, crumbly bread for eight nights?

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A Calendar That Tells More Than the Date
Author: Moishe Rosen

The central theme of the message which brought Jewish people together and bound us to one another is Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one God.” In this affirmation, there are many inferences to be understood. Some would look no further than the interpretation...

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Facts about Passover
April 1, 1993
Topics: passover, haggadah
Author: Jews for Jesus

Facts about Passover This year (1993) Passover will be celebrated April 5-13. Don’t forget to wish your Jewish friends a Happy Passover! If you are fortunate enough to be invited to a Passover celebration, you may want to brush up on some of the basic...

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Passover Notes
April 1, 2005
Topics: passover
Author: Jews for Jesus

Passover begins at sundown on April 23. Jewish people often refer to Passover by its Hebrew pronunciation, Pesach (pay-sockh), and it is also known as the Feast of Redemption. Passover commemorates the Exodus from slavery in Egypt, and is named after the paschal lamb....

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Christ in the Passover

Christ in the Passover is a program that shows the link between the ancient Festival of Redemption and Christ as the Lamb of God. Learn about songs, readings, recipes and products that bring Christ in the Passover to your congregation.

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Attend Events

Check this area to search for information about where and when to attend Jews for Jesus events in your local community, throughout the USA, or abroad. There is also a link schedule a Jews for Jesus speaker, or to request one of our special programs, for your next meeting or event.

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Guess Who’s Coming to the Seder?

Every year Macabbi Tel Aviv faces off against its rival, Hapoel Tel Aviv, in a soccer match. The game is filled with tension and excitement as a packed house stands and cheers non-stop for ninety minutes. Accolades and bragging rights will fall to the winner. Yet the...

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The Narrow Gate
April 1, 2001
Author: David Brickner

Many churches will move Sunday morning services out of their sanctuaries and into nearby auditoriums and even sports stadiums. Others will add extra services to accommodate an enormous increase in attendance. But only for one day. Easter Sunday. Many who would not...

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A Quick Guide to the Jewish Holidays
September 1, 2004
Topics: charts
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jewish Holidays explained with their biblical purpose and a traditional holiday greeting.

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Firstfruits Then and Now
April 1, 2004
Author: Rich Robinson

This is not an exhaustive study on the meaning of firstfruits, but we hope it will whet your appetite and tempt you to open your concordance (or computer Bible...

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Lessons from Leaven
March 1, 2007
Topics: charts, purim
Author: Rich Robinson

Lessons from Leaven Next month is Passover, which lasts for one night and is immediately followed by the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which lasts for seven. In preparation for these holidays, we have an in-depth look at leaven. The word “leaven” (chametz, ?????)...

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Why Including Christians in Jewish Traditions is Key to Fighting Anti-Semitism
Author: Isaac Brickner

Cultural appropriation is a serious offense. Where is the line between appropriation and appreciation? Can Christians participate in traditional Jewish celebrations without it turning into appropriation or leading to anti-Semitism? Does belief in Jesus invalidate Messianic Jewish people from continuing to observe Jewish traditions?

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First Fruits in the Bible: What Does it Have to Do with Resurrection from the Dead?
March 1, 1997
Author: Rich Robinson

Explore the literal, spritual and prophetic aspects of “first fruits” in the Bible, as well as how this concept can apply to your faith today.

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Christ in the Passover: Recipes

Christ in the Passover: Create a delicious, traditional Jewish passover meal with recipes from “The Jews for Jesus Family Cookbook.” Recipes presented are Chicken Soup from a Jewish Mother, Knaidlach #1 (Matzoh Balls) for Soup, Moishe’s Roast Lamb for Passover, and Passover Nut Cake.

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