Passover is one of the most observed Jewish Holidays in the Jewish calendar. Preparations may include a rigorous “spring cleaning,” removing all chametz from every nook and corner of the house, the unpacking of passover seder plates and passover dishes, the recollection of a favorite matzah ball soup recipe, or a debate about whether rice or tofu are kosher for Passover.
Whatever the preliminaries, Passover officially begins with a Passover Seder, a ritual meal, which includes the telling of the Jewish exodus from slavery in Egypt to freedom towards the “promised land.” We eat Matzah, as did our ancestors, having had no time to let their bread rise. We dip greens into salt water to recall tears. The centrality of the Jewish Exodus cannot be overstated.
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