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Photos: Passover 2012 begins

Posted Apr 06, 2012

By riacomacci

Passover is a Jewish holiday and festival commemorating the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. Passover begins on the 15th day of the month of Nisan in the Jewish calendar, which is in spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and is celebrated for seven or eight days. It is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays.

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