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 (pā′säKH′, pĕ′-)
n. Judaism

[Hebrew pesaḥ, from pāsaḥ, to pass over; see psḥ in Semitic roots.]
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(ˈpeɪsɑːk; Hebrew ˈpɛsax) or


(Judaism) other words for Passover1
[from Hebrew pesah; see Passover]
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(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]
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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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34:22), occurring seven weeks after the barley harvest festival, Pesach (Passover).
The shooting comes on a day when the Jews are celebrating Passover, also called Pesach, a religious one of the holiest Jewish celebrations of the year, ending on Saturday.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva last night opened the ritual sitting dinner - the beginning of the Jewish Feast of Pesach, which our foreign minister hosted for a second consecutive year.
NABLUS, Sunday, April 21, 2019 (WAFA) -- Israeli forces sealed off the three entrances to the village of Sebastia, north of Nablus, the occupied West Bank, as they prepare to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover, also known as Pesach., according to the mayor of Sebastia, Mohammed Azim.
Prime Minister Theresa May also tweeted a Passover message in which she wished Jewish families "gathering around the seder table this evening a very happy and peaceful Pesach".
Meeting the highest standards of Kosher for Pesach and Kosher in general, for over 16 years, Talia's Steakhouse & Bar has been serving Kosher foods all Passover long.
We will have about 150 guests there for the Pesach holiday.
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This Haggadah for Pesach "From Slavery to Freedom", turns the story of the Exodus into an enjoyable and enriching educational experience for young children.
This included spoiling Israeli Jewish holidays (Pesach or Jewish Passover) among various sections of the troops, their families and others -- especially those living in Jewish colonies along the Gaza Strip and in parts of West Bank.
The Jewish holiday of Passover or Pesach takes place each spring based on the Hebrew calendar and lasts for eight days.