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 (pā′säKH′, pĕ′-)
n. Judaism

[Hebrew pesaḥ, from pāsaḥ, to pass over; see psḥ in Semitic roots.]


(ˈpeɪsɑːk; Hebrew ˈpɛsax) or


(Judaism) other words for Passover1
[from Hebrew pesah; see Passover]


(ˈpæsˌoʊ vər, ˈpɑs-)

1. Also called Pesach . a Jewish festival, beginning on the 14th of Nisan and celebrated for either seven or eight days, that commemorates the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.
[1520–30; translation of Hebrew pesaḥ]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pesach - (Judaism) a Jewish festival (traditionally 8 days from Nissan 15) celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from EgyptPesach - (Judaism) a Jewish festival (traditionally 8 days from Nissan 15) celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
movable feast, moveable feast - a religious holiday that falls on different dates in different years
Pasch, Pascha - the Jewish feast of the Passover
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But at the same time, the access to the Church of the Holy Sepulcre is restricted and during Pesach [Passover] there are even more restrictions," he said.
BLMG team members Yitzchok Saftlas, Pesach Tropper and their creative director Aliza Unger, burned the midnight oil on this one, eventually coming up with an idea that would stand out in a crowd of over 700 booths
AviGlatt has a huge selection of kosher foods for Passover, and they are ready to ship so that customers receive their orders by Pesach.
Miriam Berlow-Jackson, 41 Mum of three and parenting blogger, East Ayrshire My youngest daughter Millie is one in this picture, trying to grab the phone while I listen to instructions from my mum for Passover or Pesach.
Temple Beth Israel - "Creative Passover Seders" with Rabbi Boris Dolin will explore ways to make the Pesach Seder more interactive and enjoyable for participants of all ages, including the basics of the Haggadah and the Seder and fascinating traditions from the Sephardic, African and Ashkenazi cultures.
Mannie Stein was born in Lithuania a few days after Pesach (Passover), but as no exact records were kept, he celebrated his birthday on 1 April.
Passover, also known as Pesach, is a major Jewish festival that begins on the 15th day of Nisa, which is the first month in the ecclesiastical year of the Hebrew calendar.
But then what do you do on Pesach when you can't have egg noodles--the matzoh ball or knaidel emerges.
But then I think about Pesach, when some of my brothers and sisters come back with their families.
Thus, for example, in the Yiddish homes of five families interviewed by the author, gefilte fish--a staple Sabbath food during their parents' and grandparents' time--currently appears only once or twice a year at meals where Jewish religious customs and ritual traditions are celebrated, such as Pesach (Passover) or Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year).
Another writer has proposed that a figure in the form of a cadence comprising a descending minor triad encountered in a variety of Mendelssohn's works from Elijah to Songs Without Words, and the Variations Serieuses alluded to a blessing sung by Jews during Pesach and other festivals.
Now, despite my usual preference for the Sephardi take on things--romanzas and not klezmer, rice and beans for Pesach, stuffed grape leaves and not gefilte fish as Jewish food--I must say that, when it comes to Kol Nidre, the Ashkenazi version seems to me vastly superior.