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The Seder

The Seder The structure of this reliving and retelling is the Seder. The Hebrew word Seder means “order,” and the meal ritual has a very carefully constructed order to it. The Seder includes many rituals, such as eating matzah and maror (the bitter herbs) ,drinking...

Jewish History: Living in the Past and Present

Jewish History: Living in the Past and Present Passover marks the beginning of the relationship between God and the Jews as a people. Because it is the crucial event that marks the beginning of our sacred history, the Exodus is referred to repeatedly in Jewish liturgy...

Passover: Names and Themes

Passover: Names and Themes The name Passover is taken from the Exodus story: During the tenth and ultimate plague inflicted on Pharaoh to break his will, God passed over the Israelites and struck down only the Egyptian firstborn. That night Pharaoh finally agreed to...

Chametz Sale

While the ideal is to consume or destroy your chametz, tradition provides us with a process called mekhirat chametz – the selling of chametz.