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Friday, June 23, 2017

Passover

Passover refers to the tenth plague visited upon the Egyptians when the angle of death "passed over" the homes of the Hebrew slaves. During Passover we recount the story of the exodus of the Israelites from bondage in Egypt. We retell the story, eat symbolic foods, and eat matzah for 7-8 days in commemoration of the fact that the Isaralites were in such a hurry to flee Egypt (the Pharoah had proven to be rather fickle) that they didn't have time to allow their bread to rise before baking it.

For many years we held community seders, but now we coordinate community home seders. Some families offer to open their homes and tables for others to come and share in a seder meal. 

Since members are opening up their private homes, these seders are open to members of the TBI community and close friends only. 

The History and Origins of Passover

in Passover
*The History and Origins of PassoverPesach, known as Passover in English, is a major Jewish spring festival, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt over 3,000 years ago.The ritual observance of this holiday centers around a special home service called the seder… click on title for more

Pesach, known as Passover in English

in Passover
Pesach, known as Passover in English, is a major Jewish spring festival, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt over 3,000 years ago. The ritual observance of this holiday centers around a special home service called the seder (meaning "order") and a festive… click on title for more