Pesach. Judaism. Unit 2: Worship, Celebration and Expression. Icons key:. Teacher’s notes included in the Notes page. Flash activity (these activities are not editable). What we will learn in this presentation:. What Pesach means and what it commemorates How Pesach is celebrated today.
Unit 2: Worship, Celebration and Expression
Teacher’s notes included in the Notes page
Flash activity (these activities are not editable)
Pesach means Passover. It is one of the most important Jewish festivals, and is celebrated every year.
Pesach commemorates when God rescued the Jews from slavery in Egypt. It is called ‘passover’ because when God killed all the firstborn Egyptians, he ‘passed over’ the houses of the Jews. You can read the full Passover story in the book of Exodus.
Pesach starts on the evening of the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan and lasts for seven or eight days. Pesach
usually falls in March or April.
Can you summarize what Passover might mean to Jews today?