Bridge Housing wishes our residents and community of the Jewish faith a happy Passover. Otherwise known as Pesach in Hebrew, is regarded as one of the most important festivals in Judaism.

Passover celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Every year, Jewish families celebrate the festival by recounting how Moses led the Jewish people out of Egypt following years of slavery.

During Passover, Jewish families come together for a traditional meal called the Seder, which means “order”, because everything is done in a particular order and the Seder plate includes a variety of foods, each which is symbolic.

For seven or eight days after the first Seder night, Jewish people abstain from eating all sorts of leavened foods. This why Jewish people eat unleavened bread during Passover, otherwise known as matzah. Passover in 2020 begins at sundown on 8 April and ends at sundown on 16 April.

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