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Fourteen things to know for Passover 2014

1. When does Passover 2014 begin and how long does it last?Passover 2014 begins at sundown on Monday, April 14th. That is the date, this year, which corresponds to the 15 th of Nissan, the day according to the Bible, on which the first Passover occurred and on which all subsequent Passovers always begin. The holiday lasts for 7 days in Israel and 8 days everywhere else, reflecting a long-held custom honoring the fact that maintaining an accurate liturgical calendar far from Israel, where Jewish religious authority was centered in ancient times, was not so simple.  It’s a “belt and suspenders approach”, designed to make sure nobody fails to observe the holiday on the appropriate day.  2. What is Passover all about, and is it the same as Pesach?Passover and Pesach are the same thing. One is simply English and the other is Hebrew. In either case, it is the holiday celebrating the Exodus of the ancient Israelites from their slavery in Egypt . The specific "passing over" for which the holid...

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