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 12:6
 12:7
 12:8
12:6 Hold it in safekeeping until the fourteenth day of this month.

The entire community of Israel shall then slaughter [their sacrifices] in the afternoon.
Vehayah lachem lemishmeret ad arba'ah asar yom lachodesh hazeh veshachatu oto kol kehal adat-Yisra'el beyn ha'arba'im.

12:7 They must take the blood and place it on the two doorposts and on the beam above the door of the houses in which they will eat [the sacrifice].
Velakechu min-hadam venatenu al-shtey hamezuzot ve'al-hamashkof al habatim asher-yochlu oto bahem.
12:8 Eat the [sacrificial] meat during the night, roasted over fire. Eat it with matzah and bitter herbs.
Ve'achlu et-habasar balaylah hazeh tsli-esh umatsot al-merorim yocheluhu.



Commentary:

in the afternoon
  (Pesachim 61a; Rashi). Literally, 'between the evenings.'

take the blood...
  This was done only for the first Passover in Egypt. In subsequent years, the blood would be placed on the altar, just like the blood of other sacrifices ( Tosefta, Pesachim 8).

matzah
  Unleavened bread. Even though the Passover sacrifice is not offered now that the Temple does not exist, matzah is still eaten on the Seder night.

bitter herbs
  These are also still eaten at the Seder. The bitter herb can consist of horseradish, romaine lettuce, endives, palm ivy (?) or succory (?) (Pesachim 39a).





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