Passover (Pesach) & The Seder
Passover is celebrated every year in spring. Festivities revolve around a feast, the Seder. Everyone participates by eating, drinking, singing and readin the Haggadah, which is the story of the Exodus. Passover's lesson is that the Exodus not be forgotten, so the emphasis is on teaching children.
In Egypt, in the days of Moses the Jews were slaves to Pharaoh. Moses told Pharaoh, "Let my people go," but Pharaoh refused. Ten plagues afflicted the Egyptians-- blood, frogs, flying bugs, wild beasts, cattle disease, sores, hail, locusts, darkness, and then the death of all the firstborn children.
The Jews painted their doorways with lambs blood signaling the Angel of Death to pass over their homes. This is why the holiday is called Passover. Only after this tenth plague and the death of his own son Pharaoh let the Jews go. The Jews left in such hasted that they baked their bread in the desert without yeast. the bread was hard and flat, which is why hard, flat matzo bread is eaten at the Seder.
Los Bagels celebrates with our handmade Matzo-- both plain and drizzled with chocolate