PASSOVER VIDEO IN LIEU OF SERVICE
Traditional seder plate. Photo credit: tannazie on VisualHunt.com / CC BY-SA
The Jewish Pesach or Passover is observed this year from the evening of April through April 16. Monica O’Desky, cantor for Temple Mizpah, prepared a video that can be watched in place of the traditional service due to the coronavirus pandemic. Click on the link below to view the video.
The website chabad.org gives the following explanation of Passover:
The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan, April 8 – April 16, 2020. Passover (Pesach) commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. Pesach is observed by avoiding leaven, and highlighted by the seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matzah and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus.
In Hebrew it is known as Pesach (which means “to pass over”), because G‑d passed over the Jewish homes when killing the Egyptian firstborn on the very first Passover eve.