Reporting Hadas Kuznits
By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For Jewish people around the world, the first of two nightly Passover seders — the traditional meal and storytelling of the Jewish redemption from slavery — is celebrated tonight.
In the Delaware Valley, some Jews say that as their families have changed, so have their Passover seders.
(Woman #1:) “As a kid we used to do really, really large seders with a lot of different people. Now, I go to my in-laws and we kind of just do an ‘immediate family’ seder.”
(Man #1:) “If there’s a lot of really young kids, they push things in their direction — which is toward dinner!”
(Woman #2:) “It is shorter, it’s an abridged version.”
(Woman #3:) “What has changed? The wine has gotten better!”
But some things have stayed the same throughout the years.
(Woman #1:) “The food is always brisket.”
(Woman #2:) “Gefilte fish, matzoh ball soup.”
(Man #1:) “You just go through the Maxwell House Coffee seder (a free hagaddah published since the 1930s) as you did when you were a kid. As some point you eat, but it always is a celebration.”