Resources for Pesach

Pesach 5779 - 2019 Schedule and Resource Sites

Ohaiv Yisroel

Time and Date

Passover starts on the 15th day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar and lasts for 7 or 8 days, usually in April. It celebrates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery and their exodus from Egypt, over 3000 years ago, as told in the Haggadah (Haggada).


  • Passover 2019 will be celebrated from April 19 - April 27.
  • The first Seder will be on April 19 after nightfall, and the second Seder will be on April 20 after nightfall.
  • Passover is celebrated by eating matzah (unleaven bread) and maror (bitter herbs).
  • For the duration of the 8 (or 7 days in Israel) of Passover, chametz (leaven) is strictly avoided.

YU Torah

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Pesach is more than just cleaning, shopping and cooking. Start preparing the spiritual way, by learning the laws, customs, history and meaning of the Holiday of Freedom.

Ohr Somayach

"The Matza that we eat for what reason? Because the dough of our forefathers did not have time to become leavened before the King of Kings, the Holy One, Blessed be He, revealed Himself to them and redeemed them."

The Exodus from Egypt was …


The Orthodox Union's Website

My Jewish Learning

The Haggadah , which means “telling” in Hebrew, is a written guide to the Passover seder, which commemorates the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt. The Haggadah includes various prayers, blessings, rituals, fables, songs and information for how the seder should be performed.

JR Sites

Educational Resources for Passover
Friday Evening - April 19, 2019

Updated: April 16, 2019


Passover, also called Pesach (/ˈpɛsɑːx, ˈpeɪ-/;[4] from Hebrew פֶּסַח Pesaḥ), is a major, biblically derived Jewish holiday. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. It commemorates …

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