You Have Got to Hear Why it’s Really Called “Passover”

by Leah Rosenberg
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Passover is the Jewish holiday remembering when G-d took the Jewish people out of slavery in Egypt. But how did it get its name?

What’s Behind the Name of Passover?

What a truly beautiful explanation of the meaning behind the name of Passover. We often times go through the motions of the Jewish holidays, but we forget to internalize their messages. Every holiday has its unique customs and laws. And through celebrating the holidays, we have the opportunity to become closer to G-d. If celebrated properly, Passover and the other Jewish holidays will enhance our lives in ways we cannot even imagine.

Yes, we eat Matzah on Passover. We drink four cups of wine at the Seder with our families. We keep the other laws and traditions. But we must remember what the purpose is of all the practices. There is so much beauty in what we are doing. The explanation in this video about the meaning of the name of Passover can help us get into the proper mindset when observing the laws of the holiday. It can make each day of Passover more meaningful.

As Jews, we have a beautiful responsibility to bring the values of Judaism into the world. We are given the mission to bring more of G-d and holiness into the world.

Will you use this Passover to do that? Will you be G-d’s first born? It might be a big responsibility, but it is most definitely worth it. It might not be easy, but the results will be remarkable.

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