Passover

Jewish families all over the world get together to celebrate Passover, eating a symbolic meal, and retelling the story of Moses leading the Jewish people out of slavery in Egypt to freedom in Israel.

  • From Slavery to Freedom: The History of Passover

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on March 31, 2010

    Each spring, Jewish families all over the world get together to celebrate the holiday of Passover. In addition to eating a large and symbolic meal, they retell the story of Moses leading the Jewish people out of slavery in Egypt to freedom in Israel. Photo by AKphotos, sxc.hu The...

  • Matzo FAQs

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on March 31, 2010

    Matzo (alternately spelled matza, matzah, matzoh, matze, or matsah) is a staple of the Passover holiday. It is a type of unleavened flatbread that Jewish people are instructed to eat from the first night of Passover throughout the following week. Though it is a very simple...

  • Passover Recipes

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on March 31, 2010

    Passover is a holiday full of ancient traditions, and the holiday meal is no exception. Families gather together on Passover to eat traditional foods, such as charoset and matzo ball soup. Below are some recipes to make your Passover dinner a memorable one. Charoset Charoset, a...

  • The Seder Plate

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on March 31, 2010

    One of the most important parts of the Passover Seder is the Seder Plate. It contains six foods, each a symbol that is significant in the retelling of the story of the exodus from Egypt. There is a seventh symbolic food as well (a stack of three matzo), but it has its own plate...

  • Passover Traditions

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on March 31, 2010

    Passover is a holiday that commemorates the escape of the Hebrews from enslavement in Egypt. The ritual is an ancient one and, therefore, has built up many traditions. These customs aid in the remembrance of that extremely important event in Jewish history, and they are...

  • Passover Traditions Around the World

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on March 31, 2010

    Passover is a holiday that has stood the test of time and, as such, it is celebrated the world over. Wherever there is a Jewish community, you are likely to see Passover celebrated, meaning there are going to be slight variations in tradition from place to place. Some countries...

  • Passover Symbols

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on March 31, 2010

    Holidays are most often remembrances of past events, be they religious, patriotic, civil rights-oriented, et cetera. Passover, like many other of these events, comes complete with a variety of symbols that aid in remembrance; they help the celebration come alive. The following...

  • Discovering The Ten Commandments

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on March 31, 2010

    Each Passover, Jewish families gather together to retell the story of Moses leading the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt. Though the Passover Seder is the most appropriate time to hear the story, there is a movie that tells the story as well. By watching Cecil B. DeMille's epic, The...

  • Hold the Chametz

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on March 31, 2010

    Passover is a holiday full of ancient practices and traditions. One of the more well-known symbols of Passover is matzo. During the week of Passover, Jewish people are expected to eat this cracker-like bread substitute in place of regular bread and similar products (known as...

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