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The Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage 2020 Digital Passover Content Page
PASSOVER AND ITS OBSERVANCE
Passover is called the Festival of Freedom, celebrating the Israelites liberation from Egyptian bondage.
The holiday begins on the 15th day of Nisan in the Jewish calendar and lasts eight days. The first two days are usually celebrated with a SEDER, which means order. The Seder is traditionally attended by family members and guests who gather to remember the biblical documentation of the Israelites road to freedom as described in the Old Testament’s Book of Exodus.
Woodbine’s ancient lore recalls the testimony of those who celebrated this special Jewish holiday in their new home in America, beginning at the end of the 19th century. Today we look back and honor those who came before us by continuing the ancient traditions of our founding families.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we regretfully cancelled our annual Seder at the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage. Although we are all social distancing in our homes, we wanted to offer a modern take on some favorite Passover fare.
We welcome your input, as the holiday lasts for eight days. After the leftovers are gone, we often crave something new that will satisfy our desire for "normal food."
Follow our sites for some Passover delights!
We wish you a Zissen Pesach!
(Seder plate featured is from our Executive Director's personal collection; a centerpiece of our Community Seder in past years)