Friday, April 19, at 6:45 – 7:30 AM Adonai passed over the houses of the children of Israel,” (Exodus 12, Verse 12) and spared the first-born male Israelites when the first-born male Egyptians died during the last of the ten plagues. As a reminder of this event, the day before Pesach is observed as a fast day. Jewish law requires that all adults and children who are the first-born child in their family fast from dawn until the first Seder. The Rabbis permitted all first born to be exempt from fasting by participating in a special ceremony, a siy- yum. A Siyyum marks the completionRead More →