Passover - The Holliday of Freedom
Passover is the first of three Jerusalem-Pilgrim Holidays of the Biblical year. On Passover, we commemorate the redemption of the Jewish people from Egyptian slavery. Passover is also referred to as the "Festival of Spring." It inaugurates the agricultural season of spring which begins to flower.
The first night of the Passover holiday, Pesach Seder, we continue the Jewish legacy by telling stories of the Exodus and relate them to our own lives. We drink four cups of wine, eat unleavened bread while reclining as we reenact history to experience freedom ourselves. All seven days of Passover, we do not to eat or own leavened grain products, Chametz, in order to give testament to the heritage of our people and the statutes of God.