Unformatted text preview: during each period of 19 years an extra month is
added so that in every 19-year period, we have a 13-month year 7 times. This extra month is
always the month before Passover and is called the Second Adar
The Torah tells us that the Korban Pesach, the Passover Offering, is to be brought on
the 14th of Nisan in the afternoon, and that day strictly speaking, is the Festival of Passover.
The Bible calls what we nowadays call Passover the “Festival of Matzoth”. The Festival of
Matzoth as mentioned above is celebrated on the 15th of the Hebrew month of Nisan,. As the
Jewish day begins at sunset, the Seder night is on the evening of the 14th of Nissan, which is
the beginning of the 15th of Nissan and is when, in Temple times the Passover Offering was
There are therefore, two separate although joined festivals. One the Festival of
Passover that is the 14th of Nisan in which we are to bring the Passover Offering, which
today we cannot do since the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, some two thousand
years ago. And the Festiv...
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