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The Local Jewish Community Prepares For Passover

By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  The Jewish holiday of Passover begins next Monday evening, and many are preparing for the holiday.

Cobi Weissbach, with the National Museum of American Jewish History says that’s when the first Seder takes place:

“The ‘Seder’ which technically in Hebrew means ‘order’ takes you through the process of remembering that time, that departure from Egypt and celebrating the freedom and the redemption that we had thousands of years ago.”

It’s a week-long holiday and during that time:

“Many more religious Jews will not eat unleavened bread. They’ll change their whole house over, changing their dishes and their cutlery, only eating foods that are certified as Kosher for Passover.”

That means no crackers, no croutons, no bread, no pizzas or pastas.”

So what can you eat?

“My kids will eat the matzah pizza! Tomato sauce, a little bit of mozzarella cheese on a piece of matzah. Throw it in the toaster,” Weissbach says.



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