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Passover One of the major Jewish holidays is Passover. This holiday commemorates the Jew’s liberation from slavery in Egypt, which is told in the book of Exodus. The word Passover comes from the idea that God passed over the houses of the Israelites when the firstborn sons of the Egyptians were killed. The Jews marked their doorsteps with lamb’s blood to signify that they were children of God. Passover is celebrated each spring …

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…to announce the Messiah, and bring peace to the world. During this ceremony, the door is opened to let the prophet’s spirit in. This ceremony is also a reminder that Jews must welcome strangers because they were once strangers in Egypt. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography** Bamberger, Bernard J. “Passover.” Academic American Encyclopedia. 1992 ed. Kurzband, Toby Karl. “Passover.” The New Book of Knowledge. 1986 ed. The Story of Passover. wysiwyg://main.19/ story.html