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Celebrating Passover

Matzah is a traditional food eaten during Passover, it is unleavened bread. (WJHG/WECP)
Matzah is a traditional food eaten during Passover, it is unleavened bread. (WJHG/WECP)(WJHG)
Published: Apr. 8, 2020 at 5:47 PM CDT
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Wednesday night marks the start of an important Jewish holiday, Passover!

It celebrates the Israelites escaping slavery in ancient Egypt.

Today it is remembered all over the world through a Seder, which means order and includes a festive meal.

Jewish people eat symbolic food like matzah, which is unleavened bread that the Israelites quickly made when escaping Egypt.

All well as bitter herbs, to commemorate the bitter slavery endured by the Israelites, and four cups of wine or grape juice to celebrate the freedom.

But with COVID-19 concerns, this year the celebration is a little different as Jewish people will be celebrating with their loved ones at home instead of together at a synagogue.

"Sometimes when we do something, when we go out we do it outside of our house it is not really connected to us but now when you have the opportunity, we have the chance to celebrate in our own homes, I think it's more connecting to the people,” said Rabbi Mendel Havlin, with the Chabad Jewish Community Center of Panama City Beach.

The Rabbi says his synagogue members also passed out around 100 Passover Seder kits to Jewish community members to help them celebrate at home.

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