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Hi, Hammer
Fri Apr 29, 2011 16:57

The Hebrew "day" begins at sundown and ends at sundown based on Scripture:

וַיְהִי-עֶרֶב וַיְהִי-בֹקֶר, יוֹם אֶחָד.

And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
--Beresheis (Genesis) 1:5

Evening occurs first.

Thus Pesach (Passover) begins at sundown on the night of the fifteenth day of the Hebrew month of Nissan.


  • Seeking Jewish Perspective & Knowledge...Uru Hammer, Thu Apr 28 11:02
    Faith and I are into a bit of a discussion, and part of the discussion revolves around whether Passover is observed the evening that would begin the First Day of Unleavened Bread, or the evening... more
    • Hi, Hammer — History, Fri Apr 29 16:57
      • How do you explain this?:Faith, Fri Apr 29 17:15
        Leviticus 23: 4 “‘These are the LORD’s appointed festivals, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times: 5 The LORD’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the... more
        • Re: How do you explain this?:History, Fri Apr 29 23:58
          Per Shemot (Exodus) 12: An unblemished lamb or goat is to be set apart on Nisan 10 and slaughtered on Nisan 14 and then to be roasted and eaten "that night" Nisan 15 with unleavened bread and bitter... more
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