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Passover - The Exodus Story

The Jewish holiday of Passover for 2013 begins at sundown, March 26 and goes to sundown, April 1. Passover celebrates the re-telling of the story from the Old Testament book of Exodus. Moses is God's instrument in freeing the Israelites from Egyptian captivity.

The name "Passover" comes from the tenth plague God brought on Egypt when Pharoah would not let the Jewish people out of bondage. Each Jewish family was to sacrifice a lamb and place the blood on their door posts so the plague brought upon the first-born would "pass over" their families and affect only the Egyptian first-born.

See a full explanation of Passover, including how it can be celebrated and honored by Christians, at the post "How Christians can Celebrate Passover" here on this blog site.