Featured on 40:     Well Wishes for Alex     Parade Slideshow     Gas Prices     Weather Discussion    

Passover Begins Tonight

Passover LogoLONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) — Tonight marks the Jewish celebration of Passover, a commemoration of the liberation of the Jewish people thousands of years ago.

The holiday is observed with a Seder, a feast that remembers the age-old story of Moses leading thousands out of Egypt.

The meal includes cups of wine, matzo and other symbolic foods.

But as local Rabbi Chaim Kosofsky points out, it’s most important to share the tradition of the holiday.

“The Bible instructs the people to transmit the story to their children, tell the story, explain to them. And the Bible even gives the words to use. This has been transmitted for thousands of years and there are many things we observe at the Seder in order to engage the children,” says Rabbi Kosofsky who’s with Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy in Longmeadow.

Jewish families traditionally celebrate Passover with a Seder tonight and tomorrow night.

Related Stories
Share this story


WGGB encourages readers to share their thoughts and engage in healthy dialogue about the issues. Comments containing personal attacks, profanity, offensive language or advertising will be removed. Please use the report comment function for any posts you feel should be reviewed. Thank you.
blog comments powered by Disqus