Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about
the Jewish Holiday of Passover
April 18 : Tonight is 1st night Passover
Did you know that at the Passover seder, the youngest child is instructed to recite the Four Questions?
Known in Hebrew as Mah Nishtana, these questions evoke the central themes of the holiday:
Why do we only eat matzah on this night?
Why do we eat bitter herbs on this night?
Why do we dip our foods twice, once in charoset and once in salt water, on this night?
Why do we eat in a reclining position, propped up by pillows, on this night?
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 April 18, 2011.