Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Today is Passover (Pesach)

Well, technically, according to the way the Jewish calendar works, Passover 2014 is a 7 day holiday (feast) which in 2014 begins in the evening of Monday, April 14 and ends in the evening of Tuesday, April 22

This is because on the Jewish calendar a day begins at sunset of the previous day.

So, technically, Passover begins this year (2014) at Sunset on April 14th.

But on the Western calendar folks tend to think of Passover beginning a few hours later at Midnight when April 15 begins.

Yes, I know -- kinda confusing -- but that is how the Jewish Calendar works.

Now, with that aside.

What exactly IS Passover ?

Well, you are likely aware that Passover celebrates the departure (exodus) of the Jewish Nation from Egypt after about 400 years of living in Egypt, most of that time in slavery.

If you are rusty on those events, check out the Biblical account in Exodus 12.  HERE'S THE LINK

The Holiday / Feast activities and celebrations observed today are not only reminders of that past event but

they are also types / prophetic pictures pointing to future events.

For example -- The Jewish Seder Supper is observed at Passover. 

There are many things eaten during this Seder, each with significant symbolism.

Two of these 'special things' are the Afikomen and the Zeroa.

What are they? And why are these important to both Jews and Gentiles (everyone else) ?

HERE'S THE LINK that explains about the Afikomen and the Zeroa