Every Person's Guide to Passover

Jason Aronson, Inc., 2001

The greatest of all historical festivals, Passover brings Jews into close touch with their people's past, wakening them to the proud consciousness of being free and sharing the glowing aspirations of their liberated ancestors. It is clearly the most widely observed Jewish holy day. The power of tradition is clearly demonstrated by the Passover seder in Jewish homes everywhere. Even the least observant Jews make an effort to heed its ancient symbolism.

This volume explores Passover's historical origins, customs, rituals, and traditions--those that take place in the synagogue, as well as in the home. Included in this book are chapters on the history of Passover, the origin of matzah, Passover preparation, celebrating Passover in the synagogue, a commentary on the Passover Haggadah, Passover games, notable Passover quotations, Passover legends, Passover curiosities, and a glossary of Passover terms.


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