Jews Across Delaware Valley Make Final Preparations for Passover

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.”


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