Passover

The celebration of Jewish freedom

Overview

Passover is a holiday celebrated by Jews that represents their freedom from slavery in ancient Egypt. It is celebrated on the 15th of the Hebrew month of Nisan every year. There are several foods found on the Passover Seder plate, including Matzah (unleavened bread), Charoset (a mix of Apples and nuts), and Maror (horseradish). Jews are not allowed to eat bread that rises during the eight days of Passover.


Foods on the Seder Plate

Maror - bitter herbs

Charoset - sweet, brown mixture

Karpas - vegetable dipped into salt water

Z'roa - meat, usually lamb

Beitzah - hard boiled egg


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