Passover

Passover commemorates the formative Jewish narrative of the Exodus from Egypt and the journey from slavery toward freedom. During Passover, we hold seders, or ritual meals, during which we tell this story and contemplate its meaning in our lives today. We eat matzah, or unleavened bread, for the duration of the week-long festival, since the Torah teaches that the Israelites left Egypt in such a hurry, that they did not have time for their bread to rise.