Happy Passover

Passover, the two Firstfruit harvests, and how to count the Omer up to Shavu’ot

Learn about Passover, the two Firstfruits, and how to count the Omer up to Shavu’ot as well as the deeper symbolism and significance of all God’s Holy Days in the video study above!

-Readings below for Passover and the week of Unleavened Bread – 2020

Passover Readings

On the FIRST DAY OF PASSOVER (14 Nisan – April 8th, 2020) we read from the book of Exodus (12:21-51) of the bringing of the Passover Offering in Egypt, the Plague of the Firstborn at the stroke of midnight, and how “On this very day, G‑d took the Children of Israel out of Egypt.”

The reading for the SECOND DAY OF PASSOVER (Holy Day of Unleavened Bread on 15 Nisan – April 9th), Leviticus 22:26-23:44, includes: a list of the moadim — the “appointed times” on the Jewish calendar for festive celebration of our bond with G‑d; the mitzvah to Count the Omer (the 49-day “countdown” to the festival of Shavuot which begins on the 2nd night of Passover); and the obligation to journey to the Holy Temple to “to see and be seen before the face of God” on the three annual pilgrimage festivals — Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot.

The readings for the four INTERMEDIATE DAYS OF PASSOVER include:

1) Instructions to commemorate the Exodus by sanctifying the firstborn, avoiding leaven and eating matzah on Passover, telling one’s children the story of the Exodus, and donning tefillin (Exodus 13:1-16).

2) A portion from the Parshah of Mishpatim which includes the laws of the festivals (Exodus 22:24-23:19).

3) A section describing Moses‘ receiving of the Second Tablets and G‑d’s revelation to him of His Thirteen Attributes of Mercy, which likewise concludes with the laws of the festivals (Exodus 34:1-26); when one of the “intermediate days” of Passover is Shabbat, this is the reading read on that day, and it begins 12 verses earlier, with 33:12).

4) The story and laws of the “Second Passover” (Numbers 9:1-14).

On the SEVENTH DAY OF PASSOVER we read how on this day the sea split for the Children of Israel and drowned the pursuing Egyptians, and the “Song at the Sea” sung by the people upon their deliverance (Exodus 13:17-15:26; full summary with commentary here).

On the EIGHTH DAY OF PASSOVER we read Deuteronomy 15:19-16:17. Like the reading for the second day, it catalogs the annual cycle of festivals, their special observances, and the offerings brought on these occasions to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. The Eighth Day’s special connection with the Future Redemption is reflected in the Haftorah (reading from the Prophets) for this day (Isaiah 10:32-12:6).

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Torah Parashah teaching with video and audio and illustrations by Rabbi Isaac. © 2020 Assembly of Called-Out Believers. Use by Permission.

5 Comments

  1. Phillip McCleveland

    Thank you so much for your outline of readings! My family and I are new in coming back to Torah, as we have been Christian for the last couple of years. Your website and YouTube videos have brought so much blessing, meaning, and understanding to our reading of His Word that we have not received elsewhere. We cannot thank you enough for what you do and I promise you it is felt all over the world! We are in New Bern, NC and do not have a Messianic Community close to us, so I rely on your teachings to teach my family as I learn and as week keep and remember Shabbat weekly. We pray that the Father’s Shalom continues to bless you all and we plan to donate and spread the word about you guys soon. Thank you!!!

    • Thank you kindly dear Brother… May the Almighty bless you and yours and cover you under His shadow of protection and blood covering! Hag Sameach!

  2. Hi,
    as Much as I would like to watch this video and some others, I cannot because these videos do not provide closed captioning. I have a hearing problem and rely on reading the text as well to follow. Please can you adjust all your videos and turn on closed captioning. Thanks.

    • Yes dear sister Nicole all of our YouTube videos have Closed Captioning cc enabled all you have to do is click on the cc button at the bottom of the video and when there is talking it will appear on your screen. Unfortunately, this particular video has audio problems and not detectable by the closed captioning. (If you find another particular video that is not working do let us know which one). When the closed captioning button is clicked it will have a red line underneath it to let you know it is working. Hope this helps… Wishing you many blessings in your continued studies and spiritual growth!

  3. We’ve just started following the lunar/solar calendar Yah’s way, coming out from following other Calendars. So happy to return to the ancient path! Hallelu Yah!

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