passover

One of the most significant Jewish holidays, Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, recalls and rejoices over the Israelites’ redemption from slavery in Egypt.

A Response to “Jesus Didn’t Eat A Seder Meal”
April 11, 2017
Topics: passover, seder

It becomes rather moot, then, whether it is proper to describe Jesus’ Passover meal as a seder. It was a proto-seder, a pre-70 seder, a seder-in-formation; it was seder-like, it was seder-ish, it was kind-of-like-a-seder, it had elements of a seder—any way you put it, seder is the most relevant way to speak of it.

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The Good, the Bad and the Unleavened
March 23, 2017
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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Passover Plagues: Ten Days of Devotions
March 25, 2015
Author: Laura Barron

These ten days of devotions give insight into parts of the Passover story that you might be overlooking.

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Redeemed
March 1, 2013

If you could choose just one word to describe what you want people to know about you, what would it be? Were you surprised by the first thought that came to your mind? Usually what we want others to know about us reflects what we most value in ourselves. All of us are complex combinations…

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A Passover Reflection on the Four Questions
April 3, 2012

At every Passover seder, one of the more dramatic moments is when the family recites the Ten Plagues that God sent against Egypt. Together everybody names each plague and pours out a drop from the aptly-named Cup of Plagues, the second cup of the evening. The idea is that we are prohibited from rejoicing over…

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Why the Passover Plotz Doesn’t Hold Water
March 26, 2012
Author: Matt Sieger

The story has often been told… A little boy came back from Hebrew school one morning and his father asked him, “Well, what did you learn?” The boy replied, “How the people of Israel were kept in Egypt and used as slaves by this guy called Pharaoh.” “Oh?” said the father. “Then what happened?” “Well,”…

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A Chronological Look at How Jesus Spent his Last Week Leading up to Passover
March 9, 2011

Learn how Jesus spent his last week leading up to Passover, culminating in his death and resurrection.

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Mysterious Passover Symbols
April 1, 2010

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 especially mysterious items on the Passover table were not part of the original celebration;…

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Forty-Nine Days of Purpose*
February 1, 2010

The clock is ticking a significant countdown for Israel right now. In fact, this countdown has been an annual event for more than 3,000 years. It is a biblical mandate to mark the time between two important Jewish festivals, Passover, which began at sundown, March 29, and Pentecost, which will take place starting at sundown…

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Guess Who’s Coming to the Seder?
December 22, 2009

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 time on the clock has run out, and…

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The Festival of Redemption
April 1, 2009

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 people of all backgrounds. The love and respect that some Christians…

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Passover Symbols
March 15, 2006
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Passover Notes
April 1, 2005
Topics: passover

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. It was the blood of that lamb on the doorposts that…

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The Mystery of the Passover Cup
March 1, 2002

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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Out of Egypt
April 1, 1997
Topics: passover

A Passover riddle to ponder: when does a haven of safety become a house of slavery? Along with that riddle, I’ll pose one of the most difficult commands for believers in Jesus to get straight: how to be in the world but not of it. It is a challenging paradox. Many of us are either…

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

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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Facts about Passover
April 1, 1993

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 terminology. Here is a short glossary to help you feel…

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Passover: Why is this night different since Yeshua observed it?
November 1, 1983

Just as the Israelites were redeemed from Egyptian slavery by an unblemished lamb, now men could be freed from slavery to sin by the Messiah, the Lamb of God.

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A Calendar That Tells More Than the Date
November 4, 1980
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 that He alone is deity. This truth is more…

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Parsha: Bo (Exodus 10:1 – 13:16) 
January 1, 1970
Topics: passover, parsha
Author: Glenn Harris
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