Passover (Hebrew: פֶּסַח Pesach) commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. Passover begins on the 15th day of the month of Nisan in the Jewish calendar, which is in spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and is celebrated for seven or eight days. It is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays.

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List of Dates

Pesach begins in the Diaspora on:

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Pesach - פסח

Pesach I - פסח יום א׳

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Exodus 12:21 - 12:51 & Numbers 28:16 - 28:25

1: Exodus 12:21-24 (4 p'sukim)
2: Exodus 12:25-28 (4 p'sukim)
3: Exodus 12:29-36 (8 p'sukim)
4: Exodus 12:37-42 (6 p'sukim)
5: Exodus 12:43-51 (9 p'sukim)
maf: Numbers 28:16-25 (10 p'sukim)

Haftarah: Joshua 5:2 - 6:1

Pesach I (on Shabbat) - פסח יום א׳ (בשבת)

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Exodus 12:21 - 12:51 & Numbers 28:16 - 28:25

1: Exodus 12:21-24 (4 p'sukim)
2: Exodus 12:25-28 (4 p'sukim)
3: Exodus 12:29-32 (4 p'sukim)
4: Exodus 12:33-36 (4 p'sukim)
5: Exodus 12:37-42 (6 p'sukim)
6: Exodus 12:43-47 (5 p'sukim)
7: Exodus 12:48-51 (4 p'sukim)
maf: Numbers 28:16-25 (10 p'sukim)

Haftarah: Joshua 5:2 - 6:1

Pesach II - פסח יום ב׳

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Leviticus 22:26 - 23:44 & Numbers 28:16 - 28:25

1: Leviticus 22:26-23:3 (11 p'sukim)
2: Leviticus 23:4-14 (11 p'sukim)
3: Leviticus 23:15-22 (8 p'sukim)
4: Leviticus 23:23-32 (10 p'sukim)
5: Leviticus 23:33-44 (12 p'sukim)
maf: Numbers 28:16-25 (10 p'sukim)

Haftarah: II Kings 23:1 - 23:9; 23:21 - 23:25

Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 1 - פסח יום ג׳ (חל המועד)

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Exodus 13:1 - 13:16

1: Exodus 13:1-4 (4 p'sukim)
2: Exodus 13:5-10 (6 p'sukim)
3: Exodus 13:11-16 (6 p'sukim)
4: Numbers 28:19-25 (7 p'sukim)

Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 2 - פסח יום ד׳ (חל המועד)

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Exodus 22:24 - 23:19

1: Exodus 22:24-26 (3 p'sukim)
2: Exodus 22:27-23:5 (9 p'sukim)
3: Exodus 23:6-19 (14 p'sukim)
4: Numbers 28:19-25 (7 p'sukim)

Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 3 - פסח יום ה׳ (חל המועד)

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Exodus 34:1 - 34:26

1: Exodus 34:1-10 (10 p'sukim)
2: Exodus 34:11-17 (7 p'sukim)
3: Exodus 34:18-26 (9 p'sukim)
4: Numbers 28:19-25 (7 p'sukim)

Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 4 - פסח יום ו׳ (חל המועד)

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Numbers 9:1 - 28:25

1: Numbers 9:1-5 (5 p'sukim)
2: Numbers 9:6-8 (3 p'sukim)
3: Numbers 9:9-14 (6 p'sukim)
4: Numbers 28:19-25 (7 p'sukim)

Pesach Shabbat Chol ha-Moed - פסח שבת חל המועד

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Exodus 33:12 - 34:26 & Numbers 28:19 - 28:25

1: Exodus 33:12-16 (5 p'sukim)
2: Exodus 33:17-19 (3 p'sukim)
3: Exodus 33:20-23 (4 p'sukim)
4: Exodus 34:1-3 (3 p'sukim)
5: Exodus 34:4-10 (7 p'sukim)
6: Exodus 34:11-17 (7 p'sukim)
7: Exodus 34:18-26 (9 p'sukim)
maf: Numbers 28:19-25 (7 p'sukim)

Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:1 - 37:14

Pesach VII - פסח יום ז׳

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Exodus 13:17 - 15:26 & Numbers 28:19 - 28:25

1: Exodus 13:17-22 (6 p'sukim)
2: Exodus 14:1-8 (8 p'sukim)
3: Exodus 14:9-14 (6 p'sukim)
4: Exodus 14:15-25 (11 p'sukim)
5: Exodus 14:26-15:26 (32 p'sukim)
maf: Numbers 28:19-25 (7 p'sukim)

Haftarah: II Samuel 22:1-51

Pesach VII (on Shabbat)

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Exodus 13:17 - 15:26 & Numbers 28:19 - 28:25

1: Exodus 13:17-19 (3 p'sukim)
2: Exodus 13:20-22 (3 p'sukim)
3: Exodus 14:1-4 (4 p'sukim)
4: Exodus 14:5-8 (4 p'sukim)
5: Exodus 14:9-14 (6 p'sukim)
6: Exodus 14:15-25 (11 p'sukim)
7: Exodus 14:26-15:26 (32 p'sukim)
maf: Numbers 28:19-25 (7 p'sukim)

Haftarah: II Samuel 22:1-51

Pesach VIII - פסח יום ח׳

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 15:19 - 16:17 & Numbers 28:19 - 28:25

1: Deuteronomy 15:19-23 (5 p'sukim)
2: Deuteronomy 16:1-3 (3 p'sukim)
3: Deuteronomy 16:4-8 (5 p'sukim)
4: Deuteronomy 16:9-12 (4 p'sukim)
5: Deuteronomy 16:13-17 (5 p'sukim)
maf: Numbers 28:19-25 (7 p'sukim)

Haftarah: Isaiah 10:32 - 12:6

Pesach VIII (on Shabbat)

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 14:22 - 16:17 & Numbers 28:19 - 28:25

1: Deuteronomy 14:22-29 (8 p'sukim)
2: Deuteronomy 15:1-18 (18 p'sukim)
3: Deuteronomy 15:19-23 (5 p'sukim)
4: Deuteronomy 16:1-3 (3 p'sukim)
5: Deuteronomy 16:4-8 (5 p'sukim)
6: Deuteronomy 16:9-12 (4 p'sukim)
7: Deuteronomy 16:13-17 (5 p'sukim)
maf: Numbers 28:19-25 (7 p'sukim)

Haftarah: Isaiah 10:32 - 12:6

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
"Passover" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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