New moon

The month of Nisan on the Jewish calendar is a special month
(We will try and use the Jewish calendar as a way of creating a timeline.)
The month Nisan starts with the sighting of the new moon and a special feast called Rosh Ḥodes (Hebrew: “Head of the Month”). No fasting or mourning is allowed.
Then in fourteen days’ time on the 15th (of April) it is the full moon and it’s ‘the Passover’. The name comes from the miracle in which God “passed over” the houses of the Israelites during the tenth plague.
The Jewish Passover may well be the most central feast on the Jewish calendar.
It involves the whole family, as together they relive and celebrate their ancestors coming out of Egypt under the leadership of Moses who received instructions directly from God.
Jesus too, remembered this event with His Last Passover where He also introduced the Communion supper which the Christian community observes at every possible opportunity.

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