Author: Gidon Ariel

Published Date: April 01, 2015

Someone asked me this question by email.

I am fine with communication by email, but general interest questions I prefer to answer on a public forum.

I asked her to post on a video or somewhere else as a comment, but she disappeared:-)

So I am posting here myself, with my answer.


I am not sure what you are referring to.
Passover is a week long holiday, with the first and last days being especially holy. So the 2nd Passover might refer to that last day.

It might also refer to the second passover in history, one year to the date after the children of Israel left Egypt.

But it probably refers to “Pesach Sheni,” Second Passover, which occurs on the 14th day of Iyar, the second month, which is one month after the main holiday of Passover, that takes place on 14 Nissan.

In the Bible, all Children of Israel were commanded to partake of the Passover Sacrifice in Nissan, except for those with certain ritual impurities and those who are too distant from the Temple. People in this group were commanded to have a “do-over” Passover with that Sacrifice on 14 Iyar – Second Passover.

As usual, Wikipedia is your friend:


There you go!

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