Unique Passover Traditions

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One of the major themes of the holiday of Passover is exodus or freedom. The centerpiece of the holiday is the seder. That’s the ritual feast held to retell the story of the Israelites’ salvation from slavery in Egypt. Although the seder is celebrated around the world, like so many Jewish practices, how it’s celebrated differs from community to community, and even from family to family. While some of the seder traditions seem weird (scraping brick dust into food and hitting each other with green onions!), they’re part of the incredible age-old traditions passed down by the Jewish people the world over. After watching the video, use the prompts below to learn more and get your students thinking.

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