et khag ha-ma-TZOT teesh-MOR sheev-AT ya-MEEM to-KHAL ma-TZOT ka-ah-SHER tzee-vee-TEE-kha
Feast of Unleavened Bread or Passover?
“You shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread” says the Bible, so why do we refer to the holiday as “Passover”? Rabbi Tuly provides a Jewish teaching that explains the difference between the two names and gets to the very heart of what this special festival is all about. Unleavened Bread, or “Matzah” refers to the Jewish people’s devotion to God when they followed Him without sufficient provisions into the wilderness, whereas “Passover” refers to God’s loving concern for the People of Israel. Watch the full answer here.
Ask Rabbi Tuly: Why do we call the holiday ‘Passover’?