Question: When does Passover begin?
YOU SHOULD CELEBRATE PASSOVER ON THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF ABIB. (Before sunset but usually extends into the fifteenth of Abib)
Leviticus 23:5 On the fourteenth day of the first month (full moon) at evening (between sunset/darkness) is יהוה Passover. Deuteronomy 16:1 Observe את־ the month of Abib and keep the Passover to ליהוה your Elohim: for in the month of Abib יהוה your Elohim brought you out of Egypt by night. C-MATS
The first month of the Hebrew calendar is Abib or Aviv (“Spring”). The name of the month was changed to Nissan (“Miracles”) while the Israelites were in Babylon. Passover falls somewhere between the months of March or April according to our Gregorian calendar. Passover is always celebrated on the fourteenth day on the evening of a full moon after the northern vernal equinox. The Hebrew calendar is based on the lunar cycle and our Gregorian calendar is based on the solar cycle. In 46 AD, Julius Caesar issued a decree changing the Roman calendar from lunar to solar, since the Romans celebrated sun god worship. The months of the years were changed to pagan gods or the names of Roman emperors. Pope Gregory XIII changed the calendar in 1582 to the calendar we now use today, but it is still based on the solar cycle. The dates of the feast days do not change, but the dates we celebrate the feast days change on the Gregorian calendar. Since we are now living under a corrupt calendar based on the sun, we must go back to our Hebrew roots and use the Hebrew calendar based on the moon as the Creator of the world intended us to use.
Question: How do you prepare for Passover?
YOU SHOULD REMOVE ALL LEAVEN FROM YOUR HOME BEFORE PASSOVER BEGINS.
Exodus 12:15 On the first day you will take away leaven out of your houses. C-MATS
Question: What is leaven?
Leaven or leavening agent is a substance used in doughs and batters that causes them to rise. Therefore you should remove any baked bread or cakes from your house. As Passover approaches plan ahead so you do not buy too much bread or products made with yeast. Buy just enough for your family to eat before the Passover begins, so you will not have to throw away any food.
Check your food labels for leavening agents or yeasts that must be removed from your house. Some of the commonly used leavening agents are baker’s yeast, active dried yeast, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar or potassium bitartrate, sourdough, ammonium carbonate, ammonium bicarbonate, potassium carbonate, and potassium bicarbonate. Brewer’s yeast and yeast extract are not leavening agents, because they are nonliving, dried yeasts, meaning the yeasts have been killed and have no leavening power.
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