On the 15th night of the Hebrew month of Nissan, Jewish families all over the world begin the eight day observance of Passover to commemorate the exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt.
During their journey through the desert, the Children of Israel survived on a flat bread known as matzo. For the duration of Passover, observant Jews eat only "Kosher for Passover" foods, those that contain no yeast, in commemoration of the struggles the Israelites endured during their exodus.
|A table set for Seder Israel
For the first two nights of Passover, Jewish families gather at the Seder where the reading of the Haggadah, the Book of Exodus, relates the story of the Hebrew exodus from Egypt. Throughout the Seder, special foods are eaten, a large feast is consumed and songs are sung.
This year, Passover begins at sundown on March 29, and Aristotle wishes all those who observe Passover a Happy and Healthy Holiday.
To learn more about the history and tradition of Passover, visit the following web sites:
Passover.net - The Festival of Liberation Site! Learn how to countdown to Chametz. Read the story of Passover. This site also features a cool page just for kids. "Ask The Rabbi" feature lets you e-mail questions regarding Judaism, clarify something you've read, or find out the meaning of a Hebrew word.
Discover Passover through its history, music, and recipes.
Torah Tots invites kids everywhere to explore the traditions of Passover online through games, coloring, postcards, and other fun things.
Passover Recipes Passover is a tasty time of year for the Jewish community, and this site provides lots of great recipes for your seder.
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