Passover is the Jewish holiday that celebrates the escape of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt and its slavery. Passover (or Pesach) begins on the 15th day of the month of Nisan according to the Gregorian calendar. This year it begins on Monday, April 10 until Tuesday, April 18. The holiday acts as a reminder to the whole Jewish community about the struggle that their forefathers had to face in order to create the land of hope and happiness. In the narration of Exodus, the Bible says that God inflicted ten plagues upon the Egyptians before Pharaoh released his Hebrew slaves. To celebrate the meaningful holiday, we’ve gathered quotes that convey and commemorates the message of hope:

“The willingness to sacrifice is the prelude to freedom.” – Unknown

“Freedom is within our grasp, and Pesach reminds us that we need to reach.” – Bradley Shavit Artson

“Passover affirms the great truth that liberty is the inalienable right of every human being.” – Morris Joseph

“The point of cleaning for Pesach is to remember that we are leaving Egypt, leaving the things that constrict us spiritually.” – Shimon Raichik

“Remember this day, on which you went free from Egypt, the house of bondage, how Adonai freed you from it with a mighty hand.” – Exodus 13:3

“Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian holidays that move in sync, like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics.” – Marvin Olasky

“What is national freedom if not a people’s inner freedom to cultivate its abilities along the beaten path of its history?” – Aẖad Haʿam, 1902

“The cause of Freedom and the cause of Peace are bound together.” – Léon Blum, “Problems of Peace”

“Get rid of the old leaven of sin so that you may be a new batch of dough — as you really are.” – Bible, I Corinthians 5:7

“The Exodus from Egypt occurs in every human being, in every era, in every year, and in every day.” – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

 “The message of Passover remains as powerful as ever. Freedom is won not on the battlefield but in the classroom and the home. Teach your children the history of freedom if you want them never to lose it.” – Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks