When is the Start of Passover 2015?

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When is the start of Passover 2015? See the Passover dates as well as history about this important Jewish day.

Passover History

Pesach (Passover) is an annual weeklong festival commemorating the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt and slavery. The holiday, which begins on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, derives its name from the passing over of the homes of the Israelite slaves during the tenth plague.

First Full Day of Passover 2015

(Passover begins at sundown the day before.)

Year First Full Day of Passover
2014 Tuesday, April 15
2015 Saturday April 4

Celebrating

In many Reform Jewish communities, Passover is celebrated for seven days, not eight. In more traditional Jewish communities—including both Orthodox and Conservative communities—Passover is celebrated for eight days.

Family and friends gather together on the first and second nights of the holiday for the high point of the festival observance, the Seder. During the Seder, which means "order" in Hebrew, the experience of the Exodus is told in story, song, prayer, and the tasting of symbolic foods. Perhaps the most well-known of these foods is the matzoh (flat, crackerlike unleavened bread), which is a reminder of the haste with which the slaves left Egypt because they did not even have time for the bread to rise.

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PRAISE YSHUA ALL, Just a

By yAHSHUAISKING

PRAISE YSHUA ALL,

Just a short comment. We would all like to claim exclusive rights to being the children of ELOHIM. The truth is that whoever makes a decision to accept YSHUA AND WHAT HE HAS DONE IS GIVEN THE RIGHT TO BE CALLED THE CHILD OF ELOHIM. SALVATION AND ACCEPTANCE BY ELOHIM AS HIS CHILD is not determined by ones decendant blood line, it is determined only by the BLOOD OF YSHUA ALONE. YSHUA SAID "NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER BUT THROUGH ME" NO ONE MEANS NO ONE. SO OUR BLOOD LINE MUST BE THAT OF YSHUA WE CAN ONLY LAY CLAIM TO HIM THROUGH HIM, OUR BOASTING CAN ONLY BE IN YSHUA AND HIS BLOOD THAT WAS SHED ON THE CROSS.

Shaul/Paul warns about discussions on bloodblines and claims according to our decendants, so we should be cautious when entering into these discussions. The people in Israel are those placed there by YSHUA HIMSELF NO ONE ELSE AND TO SUGGEST THAT THAT THESE ARE NOT THE CORRECT PEOPLE IS TO SUGGEST THAT YSHUA HAS MADE A MISTAKE. WHICH IS IMPOSSIBLE.

HIS/YSHUA'S SHEEP HEAR HIS VOICE AND THEY KNOW THEIR SHEPHERD, SO IF YOU HAVE ACCEPTED YSHUA AND HIS GIFT OF SALVATION/ETERNAL LIFE YOU ARE A CHILD OF ELOHIM NO MATTER WHAT YOU ARE IN THE EYES OF MAN. YSHUA IS THE ONLY JUDGE AND IT IS HIS ACCEPTANCE AND APPROVAL ALONE THAT WE SHOULD SEEK. DID YSHUA COMMAND YOU TO KEEP THE PESACH/PASSOVER? YES HE DID. WHEN? EXACTLY WHEN HE DID AND ONLY ONCE A YEAR TO REMEMBER HIS DEATH THAT HE SUBJECTED HIMSELF TO SO THAT WE MAY LIVE/HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. WHEN WE DO THIS WE REMEMBER HIS BODY THAT WAS BROKEN FOR US AND HIS BLOOD THAT WAS SHED FOR US ON THE DAY THAT HE WAS CRUSIFIED, ONLY ON THE EVENING OF THE 14TH DAY OF THE FIRST MONTH ABIB/AVIV. THE REAL REMOVAL OF LEAVEN SHOULD BE FROM OUR HEART AND ONLY YSHUA CAN DO THAT SO WE SHOULD ALLOW HIM TO SEARCH OUR HEARTS AND KNOW OUR THOUGHTS AND TO CLEANSE ANY WICKED WAY IN US BY AND THROUGH HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD SHED FOR WHO SO EVER WILL ACCEPT HIM.

SHALOM ALL MAY YSHUA BLESS US ALL AS WE FOLLOW HIM ALONE. THAT WAY WE CANNOT GO WRONG BECAUSE HE IS THE WAY THE ONLY WAY.

LOVE IN YSHUA ALONE.

Looking forward to

By Jtyu

Looking forward to celebrating Passiver this year, as a beliver in Jesus Christ!

No comment at the moment I

By La Tricia

No comment at the moment I just wanted to join in to be able to stay connected thank you for having this website.

Passover one one of the

By onyekachi

Passover one one of the greatest,sweetest and lovely holiday that I love. its reminds me of the mighty power of God.its strengthen my life and gives me hope. I love keeping Passover.

I have not followed the

By darryl dean

I have not followed the passover since i came home and now i have been told to spread the message and now no one listens and this is the last passover for a lot of false imposters this year sorry to inform u this way but i need someone anyone to make a map of every sink that has ecery been recorded if you are isarel truely and you are in america its time to find safety cuz times running out.

I am a born again believer

By Loistean Barnes

I am a born again believer and believe that when I read in the book of John that I have been grafted in and am now considered a Jew by adoption, it is my desire to participate in Passover.

I am African American and live in Bartlett,TN. Will I be accepted in the synagoge and where can I go, what do I do, what do I wear, do I bring my bible?

These are questions that I am asking Also, will I be welcomed?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

you are the real Jew by birth

By serpentrae

you are the real Jew by birth read the book of Deuteronomy in your bible or read it on the internet and your eyes and ears will be open than go to the web site israelunite.org/ and learn who you are

Services are typically not

By SB Steeler

Services are typically not held in the synagogue for Passover. Call the local Rabbi in your town. If you bring a bible it should be the Old Testament. Those are in Hebrew and English. But remember that Hebrew is read from right to left whereas English is left to right. The reason that matters is the Hebrew Bible will have page 1 where English readers would consider the back of the book. Secondly, because you may have a hard time following the Hebrew, if I were in your shoes I'd call a Reform Rabbi. The Reform Temple in the US are usually all English whereas the Conservative and Orthodox have a good deal of Hebrew which might make it tough to follow along. Also the word Shul is the same as Synagogue or Temple. Think of those as interchangeable.

You will be accepted. No

By SB Steeler

You will be accepted. No worries on that one. And you can break the ice by telling your host you're related to Sammy Davis, Jr , an African American entertainer (part of the Rat Pack along with Frank Sinatra and others) who was also Jewish.

For: I AM A BORN AGAIN

By axle

For: I AM A BORN AGAIN BELIEVER: Seder is done in the home. Contact your local Jewish Federation they may be able to direct you to a group Seder that is an open table. It is a mitzvah to welcome the stranger at passover so you would be welcome, even at a private home. Just don't preach about jesus and keep in miind that in our Jewish community if you are a Christian you are NOT jewish. Good luck
and Chag Sameach! Also I do not know where Bartlett, TN is. If you are close to Nasvhille, TN there are some good Shuls there. Contact the Reform Shul it will be of most help.

Galatians 3:29, Anyone who

By JJ Jackson

Galatians 3:29, Anyone who accepts Christ is Abraham's seed and heirs to the promise...This is talking about spiritual Israel, not the lierall nation. Jews that accept Christ are in this group, and are promised eternal life through Jesus Christ, the same as Gentiles.

That`s a very general

By Ernest Plapp on June 25

That`s a very general statement you made about accepting Christ. If your heart isn`t circumcised then you are not of Abraham. Most people that say they are Christian are looking for an easier softer way down some primrose path of psycho-babel. It is easy to get caught up in generalizations that sidestep the real hard core issues of TRUTH. This comment isn`t made to criticize you but to hopefully offer an outside "opinion" as compared to your experience. I highly recommend the book ISRAEL- God`s Key To World Redemption by Elmer A. Josephson...blessings ep

GOD WILL REMAIN FAITHFUL EVEN

By FON GODFRED

GOD WILL REMAIN FAITHFUL EVEN TO PHYSICAL ISRAEL BOTH NOW AND FOR EVERMORE.DO YOUR HOME WORK AGAIN FROM THE BIBLE

You are now part of the body

By Frank Feldt

You are now part of the body of Christ and an
Israelite, as they came to America after the 10 Tribes where scattered into Europe and then to England. You do not need to go to a non Christian Church or any Church to do the Passover. You take a little wine or grape juice with some unleavened bread or cracker and perform the ceremony right at home. You see, the Lord is near and knows your heart and you are part of the Church of the Firstborn with your name written in Heaven.

Look if you want to be Jewish

By Michael Marks

Look if you want to be Jewish forget the new testament. Jews for Jesus is not logical and really is an oxi-moron. You can convert to the Jewish faith at any Jewish Temple. Actually you might be Jewish if you can trace your heritage to Eithopian Jews. They are the real deal.

FYI Born agains are not Jews.

There are messianic jews

By Julie McMillan

There are messianic jews which believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Go to them that would be right because he is the son of God and can be jewish as well.

Lev 23:4 You are the Church

By Will Sandoval

Lev 23:4 You are the Church of Christ. Have the Passover at your house and invite all, even the unsaved because your house is God's house and everyone is welcome at our Father's house, even the unsaved (So they can hear and see why we are Christians). You have been accepted and your house is a synagoge. Peace be onto your house My Brother. SDG

Also Egypt is in Africa and

By Truth

Also Egypt is in Africa and so is Israel according
to ancient maps. The people you see in those lands
are Turks who desend from Gehazi IIKings chapter five
and from the Aryan people who desend from the
Dravidian tribe of India which is the true orgion
of Causasian people. The first five books in the bible
are in order the rest are intentionally out of order to
confuse the negroes who learn to read. If you put the
prophets with the right kings by using the chronicles of the kings you can put it in its true order. This book has
been tampered with use a righteous judgement and common sense to understand certain things for the time periods.
And pray. Egypt is still in Africa and so is Israel there is no middle east. The middle east of the east would be
in China not Africa. The location is north east Africa.
It is funny when it comes to the history of African Americans all we are told is about slavery and the abuse of these same people. Because they have stolen our history even the history of Egypt, Asia and America, any where else
the people of colour were there first. Divided we fall, lack of knowledge we fall.

Hello, I noticed no one

By Truth

Hello,
I noticed no one answered your question. I am African
American I have celebrated the Passover for many years.
I celebrate it in the way the Israelite people who
where African people in the land of Egypt who were
African people would celebrate such an occasion. In
parts of West Africa it is called a Jubiliee a celebration
for freedom. I use the bitter herbs we use all the time
Greens, corn, yams and unleaven bread which is eaten
for seven days, eat nothing containing yeast until after
the end of passover. You are not grafted in, you are a true
descendant of the ancient Israelite people. In the book
John chapter 8 verse 31 thru 47. The Jews said they were
never in bondage (slaves) to any one. The Israelite who
are not the same as the Jews were slaves in Egypt which is the whole basis for Passover. Sometimes you have to read the book for yourself.Start from the beginning as you would with any book.Read the whole chapter, look up the meaning of words.Check this out Deuteronomy chapter 28 read the whole chapter and verse 68 confirms the slave trade of the Israelite people. The jews have never been slaves or slave traded. So according to scripture who is really the desendants of ancient Israel? We are destroyed due to the lack of knowledge and the brainwashing of false history and religion.

First consider what took

By Trudy Robinson

First consider what took place after Jesus had his LAST Passover with his disciples. he fist dismissed Judas who was about to betray him and then instituted a new arrangement with his faithful disciples You can read about this in all four gospels and in Matthew 26:26 - 28. Read about it, and to have more questions answered from the bible go to JW.org.

I read that the spring

By Vincent 1961

I read that the spring equinox determined the 1st day of the year. 14 days later at sundown (15th) began passover. Christ was crucified on that day on what would've been our Wed.(high sabbath). Rose 3 days later on Sat.(wkly sabbath). Fri thru Sun isn't 3 days. To the person that say we're not to observe passover, I'd say you should read Colossians. Christ is our Passover. The word easter is only in the bible one time. If you look in the Greek concordance you'll see the word was pesach (passover).

To further clarify your

By Roving Sprite

To further clarify your calculations, Passover begins on the 14th day of the Jewish month of Nisan (originally called Abib). That month begins with the nearest new moon to the Spring Equinox (March 21) as observed over Jerusalem. Thus this year, the nearest new moon will occur around April 1st., putting the celebration of the Passover 14 days later (beginning the evening of April 14 - since the Jewish "day", i.e. 24 hours, starts at sundown).

Regarding the use of the word “Easter” in the Bible at Acts 12:4, Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words makes some interesting comments. It says “Pascha is mistranslated "Easter" in Acts 12:4, AV, (it)denotes the Passover (RV). The phrase "after the Passover" signifies after the whole festival was at an end.”
Also of interest is this comment: “The term "Easter" is not of Christian origin. It is another form of Astarte, one of the titles of the Chaldean goddess, the queen of heaven. The festival of Pasch held by Christians in post-apostolic times was a continuation of the Jewish feast, but was not instituted by Christ, nor was it connected with Lent. From this Pasch the pagan festival of "Easter" was quite distinct and was introduced into the apostate Western religion, as part of the attempt to adapt pagan festivals to Christianity.”

Pls when is the actual date

By crystal chukwuemeka

Pls when is the actual date for the feast of passover 2014,since they have 2 Adar

very large subject for years

By john joseph gavin

very large subject for years my family has used a predescribed calander from shoprite-than I began to have questions concerning what I was doing and my show of or privacy for prayer-celebrations etc-according to month it is nisan exodus-12for years we had no lamb Christ being the lamb we used unleaved flour for the body and fruit of the vine for the cup of the new an everlasting covenant-according to the moon this became another question new moon I was told the first cresent so for years-than I thought when is a house a new house when I put the first 2x4 up or the last shingle?am I a new born when conceived or born?so when the moon is in dark and at each phase it is working toward new at full which was march 17th between12am an 1am and reigned until the same on the 18th-now remember genesis 1v5 evening and morning so actually it was the 18th an 19th and I set aside the flour an wine and today I set aside even the water for the bread/body-your ? my answer Passover april 1st than 7days of unleaved bread enjoy and be on the look out for the unity of his spirit with confirmation in the heavens

Passover begins at sunset on

By Almanac Staff

Passover begins at sunset on April 14, 2014. The first full day is April 15.

For more information, you might be interested in:

http://www.jewfaq.org/holidaya.htm

http://www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/pesach_cdo/aid/1723/jewish/Passo...

I have noticed there is a

By LisaDiane111

I have noticed there is a little division as to when the passover is. An example is this article. It states that Passover begins with the new moon, which is said to be on the 27th, yet it shows that Passover began the evening before the 26th this year. Does anyone have any clarification on this?

Actually, Passover begins at

By Yochanan

Actually, Passover begins at the FULL moon (after the new moon that is closest to the spring equinox). Also, keep in mind that each Jewish day is from sunset to sunset, so the holiday actually starts the evening before the date marked on most secular calendars. That is the night of the Passover Seder. Clear?

The chronological reckoning

By fredmacmurray

The chronological reckoning between John’s gospel and the synoptics presents a challenge, especially in relation to the time of the Last Supper (13:2). While the synoptics portray the disciples and the Lord at the Last Supper as eating the Passover meal on Thursday evening (Nisan 14) and Jesus being crucified on Friday, John’s gospel states that the Jews did not enter into the Praetorium “lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover” (18:28). So, the disciples had eaten the Passover on Thursday evening, but the Jews had not. In fact, John (19:14) states that Jesus’ trial and crucifixion were on the day of Preparation for the Passover and not after the eating of the Passover, so that with the trial and crucifixion on Friday Christ was actually sacrificed at the same time the Passover lambs were being slain (19:14). The question is, “Why did the disciples eat the Passover meal on Thursday?”
The answer lies in a difference among the Jews in the way they reckoned the beginning and ending of days. From Josephus, the Mishna, and other ancient Jewish sources we learn that the Jews in northern Palestine calculated days from sunrise to sunrise. That area included the region of Galilee, where Jesus and all the disciples, except Judas, had grown up. Apparently most, if not all, of the Pharisees used that system of reckoning. But Jews in the southern part, which centered in Jerusalem, calculated days from sunset to sunset. Because all the priests necessarily lived in or near Jerusalem, as did most of the Sadducees, those groups followed the southern scheme.
That variation doubtlessly caused confusion at times, but it also had some practical benefits. During Passover time, for instance, it allowed for the feast to be celebrated legitimately on two adjoining days, thereby permitting the temple sacrifices to be made over a total period of four hours rather than two. That separation of days may also have had the effect of reducing both regional and religious clashes between the two groups.
On that basis the seeming contradictions in the gospel accounts are easily explained. Being Galileans, Jesus and the disciples considered Passover day to have started at sunrise on Thursday and to end at sunrise on Friday. The Jewish leaders who arrested and tried Jesus, being mostly priests and Sadducees, considered Passover day to begin at sunset on Thursday and end at sunset on Friday. By that variation, predetermined by God’s sovereign provision, Jesus could thereby legitimately celebrate the last Passover meal with His disciples and yet still be sacrificed on Passover day.

The MacArthur Study Bible. 1997 (J. MacArthur, Jr., Ed.) (electronic ed.). Nashville, TN: Word Pub.

We have become Jewish by

By Patricia & Jesse Mares

We have become Jewish by choice and are celebrating Passover this year! I love the wonderful Feasts Of G-d and enjoy preparing Passover Meals. We celebrate the 8 days of Passover & are celebrating with joy at being connected with the G-d of Israel & His Messiah, Y'Shua.

If you believe Jesus (or

By LVBigbear

If you believe Jesus (or Y'shua) "Christ" is the messiah, than you are a believer in Christ and thus Christian. It's nice that you celebrate Passover but your still Christian.

If the Jewish are messianic

By Julie McMillan

If the Jewish are messianic Jews that means they believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God,Messiah,The beginning and the end.

So glad you have made the

By Zadey and Bubbe

So glad you have made the choice. My husband and I are of Jewish decent, but have been believers in Messiah, Y'Shua for many years and attend a wonderful messianic congregation. Have a blessed Passover.

Here is a DVD for children on

By Zalman

Here is a DVD for children on the Exodus: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BR3TWSU/

Hi, My family and I observe

By Michael C.

Hi, My family and I observe Passover. I don't really come from a religious background, but my family would always have the traditional Passover Seders growing up, and now we continue the tradition. It's been harder these days to prepare the Seder ourselves so we usually try to find a kosher restaurant in New York that hosts Seders. We uses to go to Darna, but that is now closed, so we now go to Talia's Steakhouse in Manhattan on the Upper West Side and they've been nothing but great so far. We are looking forward to joining them again this year.

Thanks be to Elohim for the

By Daniel Agu

Thanks be to Elohim for the Exodus from Egypt.

Praise and Glory to The Lord

By Laura Perez Gomez-Cosio

Praise and Glory to The Lord God Almighty..!! Thank you for my life, family and continued blessings from You my Lord, my King, my God..!!! :)

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