Pesach

Alternative Spellings

Peysach, Peysekh, Pesah

Definitions

  • The Jewish Holiday of Passover

Example Sentences

  • "Pesach is early this year."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

פסח

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Rosten: The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
JPS: The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Glinert: The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Steinmetz: Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

Notes

Starts on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nisan, lasts 7 days in Israel and 8 days elsewhere. Pronounced PEH-sach by some and PAY-sach by others (especially Orthodox and older Jews)

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