Did You Know? Countdown to Passover 2009 (03/31)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about the Jewish Holiday of Passover

March 31 : 08 days till 1st night Passover

Did you know that Jews are prohibited from eating bread and other fermented grain products during Passover?

This prohibition is a reminder of the fact that the Jews left Egypt in such haste that they did not even have time to let their bread rise. Instead, they baked unleavened bread, or matzah, on their backs as the fled from the Egyptians.

Spring has arrived and with it comes the eight-day Jewish holiday of freedom. It’s time to clean out your chametz, open up a box of matzah and set up for your seder. So join our Passover festivities to learn all about this pinnacle holiday in the Jewish calendar.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the first night of Passover on April 08th (begins at sundown)! So stop by again tomorrow.

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