Passover 2016. Pesach. פֶּסַח

Passover starts on the 15th day of Nisan on the Jewish calendar every year.

However, the date changes every year on the Gregorian calendar. This year of 2016, the first day of Passover begins at sunset on April 22 on the Gregorian Calendar.

Passover, aka Pesach, commemorates the Exodus from Egypt and the liberation of the Israelites from slavery.

Pesach or פֶּסַח or Passover is a seven day observation for Jewish people in Israel and for Americans who observe Reform Judaism. The Orthodox Jewish branch (movement or denomination) of Judaism in America has an eight-day observance of Passover. Confusing, eh? Well, if that isn’t confusing enough for you,  consider this: Americans who are members of the Conservative and the Reconstructionist branches or movements of Judaism may observe the Passover holiday for either seven or eight days; because, their respective national organizations allow each congregation the choice to observe the holiday for either seven or eight days. Oy, vey!
                                                                                                             *ref: Is Passover 7 or 8 Days?

Well, then, if you would like to read more about Passover as I have written, dare I suggest you explore and read these search results on Roland’s Ramblings for Passover as is embedded.


About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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