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Passover (Pesach) - The Feast of Freedom

Pesach is a transliteration of the Hebrew word for Passover. It is the term that we and most of our friends use when talking about this important Spring holiday. We will try to be consistent in our use of Pesach, but be aware that the words are interchangeable.

We probably spend more time thinking about and preparing for Pesach than any other holiday in the Jewish year. There are a number of reasons for this, but we chose two to expound upon:

Pesach therefore requires both physical preparation and spiritual or intellectual preparation. We clean our house from one end to the other, top to bottom, more thoroughly than at any other time of the year. We study the Haggadah so that when that first seder begins, we can add our thoughts to the discussion. We plan our meals carefully, and begin shopping. We try to learn some new tunes each year and make sure that everyone is familiar with them so that we can sing together during our seder.

This is what we're working on as we develop our page for Pesach:

Pesach Links

We used to maintain a select group of links to other Passover/Pesach web sites. They haven't been checked in so long that I decided to take them out for the time being. I will collect a few and post them here before Passover 2010. In the meantime, I will leave the headers up so you have an idea where this is likely to go.

Mainly for Kids

Pesach Cleaning and Food - Physical Preparation

The Haggadah and Beyond - Spiritual Preparation

Collections of Pesach Resources