Passover begins at nightfall today:
Jews "celebrate Passover for seven days (or eight, if they're traditional Jews living outside of Israel)" on "the first month of the Hebrew calendar year.”
It is the year 5776 in the Hebrew Calendar.
History of Passover:
“God sent Moses to warn the Egyptian pharaoh to let the Israelites go free, following generations of slavery." The pharaoh "refuses Moses’ appeal," so "streams were turned to blood; frogs swarmed over Egypt; pests infested the land; wild animals brought destruction, and more. After each plague, there was another warning. The tenth was the worst of all: All Egyptian first-born sons were killed."
As the Egyptian army closed in on the escaping Israelites "Moses was told by God to lift his staff, causing the (Red Sea) to split" allowing the Jews to pass. "The Egyptians who chased after drowned in their wake.” - International Business Times
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