Passover is the Jewish holiday of freedom from Egyptian bondage, celebrated with the traditional Passover meal (the Seder) and the chanting of the Haggadah. aJudaica offers a plethora of decorative and useful Jewish gifts for the Passover holiday, including Haggadah books, traditional Passover plates, wine cups and Matzoh covers.
- Jerusalem Design Kiddush Cup - Silver PlateHeight: 6.3"$25.89
- Armenian Ceramic Passover Seder Plate with Floral DesignDiameter: 10.6"$18.92
- Dorit Judaica Natla Wash Cup and Hand Towel Gift Set - Colorful Pomegranates$34.72
- Silver Plated Kiddush cup - Grapes Design with trayHeight: 3.5"$17.81
- Haggadah with English Translation - SoftcoverComes in 2 sizes$6.85 - $10.53
- Round Silver Plated Passover PlateDiameter: 13"$21.02
- Dorit Judaica Natla Wash Cup and Hand Towel Gift Set - Maroon Flowers and Leaves$34.72
- Softcover Haggadah with Spanish TranslationHagadá de pésáj$10.54
- Silver Plated Kiddush Cup with Stem and Plate - Grapes DesignHeight: 6.3"$23.15
- Elegant White and Peach Matzah Cover with Quilted Design and Stones$51.12
- Silver Plated Kiddush Cup on Stem - Grapes DesignHeight: 6.3"$23.15
- Nickel Jerusalem Kiddush cup with trayHeight: 5"$22.44
- Haggadah with English Translation - Hardcover$13.70
- Elegant White and Peach Matzah Cover - Quilted Design with Stones$51.12
- Silver Plated Kiddush Cup on Stem with Matching Plate - Diamond DesignHeight: 6"$21.92
- Colorful Childrens Stickers - Pesach Seder Plate Ritual Items$4.11
- Haggadah with French Translation - SoftcoverComes in 2 versions$6.85
- Hagadah Coloring Arts and Crafts Book for children$5.48
- Nickel Plated Kiddush cup - Jerusalem DesignHeight: 3.5"$27.35
- Elegant White Satin Matzah Cover with Gold Angular Design$26.58
- Round Silver Plated Passover Seder PlateDiameter: 39cm / 15"$27.40
- Silver plated Small Kiddush Cup SetHeight:2.5"$15.07
- Elegant White Satin Matzah Cover with Stones and Gold Glitter Design$26.58
- Silver plated Kiddush Cup SetCup height: 6.4"$26.03
- Colorful Childrens Stickers - The Ten Plagues$4.11
- Silver Plated Matzah Tray$19.04
- White Satin Matzah Cover with Embroidered Seder Design - Colored$12.27
- Kiddush Cup on Stem with Tray in Blue Armenian Design – Blessing WordsSize: 5.4" x 4.3"$24.66
- Classic Design Passover Seder PlateDiameter: 15.5"/39.3 cm$34.25
- White Satin Matzah Cover with Embroidered Seder Plate Design - Silver$12.27
- Passover Haggadah - Full German Translation$6.85
- Set for Bedikat Chametz Excamination before Passover$4.38
Passover gifts and Unique Pesach gifts
Passover is the Jewish festival commemorating the exodus from Egypt. It is celebrated on the fourteenth of the Jewish month of Nissan which falls in spring. In Israel Passover is a seven-day holiday of which the first and last days are full festive days and the remaining five are lesser intermediary days. In the diaspora, Passover is an eight-day holiday.
Passover is one of the three Jewish pilgrimage holidays, or Shalosh Regalim. They were times of pilgrimage to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem when it was still standing. People from all over the country of Israel would travel in order to stand before G-d on these festivals.
All three pilgrimage festivals have agricultural and historical significance. In the case of Passover, it signifies the beginning of the harvest season in Israel. However, more attention is paid to the historical event that it commemorates, that being the exodus from Egypt after centuries of slavery.
What is the source for Passover?
The story of Passover can be found in the book of Exodus in chapters one through fifteen.
What are the religious practices and customs of Passover?
• Eating or owning leavened foods on Passover is forbidden. This commemorates the fact that when the Jewish people left Egypt, they were in such a hurry to leave that the bread they had prepared for the journey didn’t have time to rise. The house is cleaned thoroughly in the weeks leading up to Passover.
• Instead of leavened products, unleavened bread called Matzah is eaten during Passover.
• The Seder
On the first night of Passover (or first two nights for Jews in the Diaspora), a special family meal is held called a Seder. The Seder is the fulfillment of the positive commandment to recall and relay the miracle of the Exodus from Egypt.
The table is festively set. Family and friends gather together to celebrate and a special emphasis is put on inviting the needy. Each participant receives a Haggadah and wineglass. The Haggadah is the specially created text used throughout the Seder and each participant reads from his own Haggadah. The head of the household is appointed to lead the Seder, guiding the participants through the Seder ceremony.
There are many symbolic foods used on the Seder night, each portraying a different aspect of the story. These foods are placed on a special Passover Plate in front of the leader of the Seder. Matzah is placed in a special Matzah cover, with excess Matzah placed on a special Matzah tray. Four cups of wine are drunk by each participant, representing the four expressions of deliverance in the story of Exodus. Arousing the interest of children at the Seder is of central importance. A classic example of this is the Afikoman. The Afikoman is a part of Matzah that is traditionally hidden and must be found by the children participants. The child who finds the Afikoman receives a prize.