Positive Mitzvah Fifty_Six

Eating the Pesach-offering

Requires Beit HaMikdash

Shemot 12:8 They shall eat the meat during this night.  It shall be roasted over fire.  They shall eat it with matzot and bitter herbs.

We are commanded to eat the Pesach-offering on the night of the 14th of Nisan, roasted, in one house, and eaten with unleavened bread (matzot) and with bitter herbs.

The eating of the Pesach-offering was a festive and joyous occasion, and was attended by the singing of the Hallel service (Tehillim 113-118);  "Only an olive's size of the Pesach-offering [reached each member of the company], but the Hallel resounded as if it would burst the ceiling" (Pesachim 85b).