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celebration during the centuries of the Passover and the recitation of the Haggadah, kept us
together as a Free (in our hearts) people, proud and subservient to no one, but the God of
The commandment to celebrate the Passover Festival is given in Exodus Chap.12 V.
1-20. These verses contain several commandments in connection with how the festival
should be celebrated. Each family was to take a lamb or young goat for the Passover
Offering, which was to be the main part of the ceremonial meal. Before the lamb could be
slaughtered, we were commanded to remove from our possession all Chametz (leaven) (Ex.
Ch. 34 V. 25). If a lamb was too much for one family, two or more families should join together.
It is to be celebrated from the evening of the 14th day of Nisan, which was to be
calculated by the elders after deciding which day was the ‘New Moon’. They "should eat it
with Matzah and bitter herbs" (Num. Ch. 9 V. 11) .The Passover was to be kept "throughout the
generations forever" (Ex. Ch. 12 V 14). For the seven days (eight outside Israel), no "c...
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