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  • Pesach celebrates the freedom from slavery in Egypt which was led by Moses
  • It is often called Passover as God passed over the houses of the Israelites during the final plague
  • The festival is often called the Festival of Freedom and prayers are said each year for the people are not free
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  • In the book of Exodus, God commanded that the festival should be held each year (Exodus 12.14).
  • Many of the foods eaten during the festival have a special meaning. Foods without leaven ( grain products that can swell) are eaten such as matzah as a remembrance that the Isrealites left Egypt before the bread had time to rise
  • The door will be left open and a glass of wine left for the prophet Elijah who some Jews believe will return at the end of Pesach to announce the coming of the Messiah
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