Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about
the Jewish Holiday of Passover
March 20 : 09 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 us for our Did You Know? countdown to Passover, which begins at sundown on Monday March 29, 2010.