Pesach / פֶּסַח

Pesach (Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread) for Hebrew Year 5781 begins at sundown on in the Diaspora and ends at nightfall on .

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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Dates for Pesach

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Dates
Pesach 2019 15-22 Nisan 5779
Pesach 2020 15-22 Nisan 5780
Pesach 2021 15-22 Nisan 5781
Pesach 2022 15-22 Nisan 5782
Pesach 2023 15-22 Nisan 5783
Pesach 2024 15-22 Nisan 5784
Pesach 2025 15-22 Nisan 5785
Pesach 2026 15-22 Nisan 5786
Pesach 2027 15-22 Nisan 5787
Pesach 2028 15-22 Nisan 5788
Pesach 2029 15-22 Nisan 5789

Tanakh

Pesach I / פֶּסַח יוֹם א׳

Torah Portion: Exodus 12:21-12:51

Haftarah: Joshua 5:2 - 6:1

Pesach I (on Shabbat) / פֶּסַח יוֹם א׳ (בְּשַׁבָּת)

Torah Portion: Exodus 12:21-12:51

Haftarah: Joshua 5:2 - 6:1

Pesach II / פֶּסַח יוֹם ב׳

Torah Portion: Leviticus 22:26-23:44

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

Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 1 / פֶּסַח יוֹם ג׳ (חוֹל הַמוֹעד)

Torah Portion: Exodus 13:1-28:25

Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 2 / פֶּסַח יוֹם ד׳ (חוֹל הַמוֹעד)

Torah Portion: Exodus 22:24-28:25

Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 3 / פֶּסַח יוֹם ה׳ (חוֹל הַמוֹעד)

Torah Portion: Exodus 34:1-28:25

Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 4 / פֶּסַח יוֹם ו׳ (חוֹל הַמוֹעד)

Torah Portion: Numbers 9:1-28:25

Pesach Shabbat Chol ha-Moed / פֶּסַח שַׁבָּת חוֹל הַמוֹעד

Torah Portion: Exodus 33:12-34:26

Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:1 - 37:14

Pesach VII / פֶּסַח יוֹם ז׳

Torah Portion: Exodus 13:17-15:26

Haftarah: II Samuel 22:1-51

Pesach VII (on Shabbat)

Torah Portion: Exodus 13:17-15:26

Haftarah: II Samuel 22:1-51

Pesach VIII / פֶּסַח יוֹם ח׳

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 15:19-16:17

Haftarah: Isaiah 10:32 - 12:6

Pesach VIII (on Shabbat)

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17

Haftarah: Isaiah 10:32 - 12:6

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Sefaria Tanakh
Sefaria.org
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures
Jewish Publication Society
"Passover" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
Wikimedia Foundation Inc.
Books