Passover is such an exciting and special time of year for Jewish families all around the world. It is a holiday that is filled with delicious food, festive traditions, and joyous celebrations!
At its core, Passover is a celebration of freedom and liberation. It commemorates the story of the Exodus, when the Jewish people were freed from slavery in ancient Egypt over 3,000 years ago. The holiday lasts for eight days, during which Jews refrain from eating leavened bread and instead eat matzah, an unleavened bread that symbolizes the haste with which the Jews left Egypt.
And while we can’t exactly indulge on carbs, there are some incredible plates we can enjoy during the Seder, which is a a Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of Passover, usually held on the first or second night of the holiday. THe word “Seder” means “order” in Hebrew, referring to the sequence of prayers, readings, and symbolic foods that are consumed during the event. It is one of the most important and widely observed Jewish holidays, representing freedom, redemption, and the importance of family and tradition.
So when you’re craving that bagel or burger, turn your attention instead toward the following delicious traditional recipes!
Matzah: unleavened bread made from flour and water, which represents the Israelites' hurried departure from Egypt before their bread had time to rise.
Charoset: a sweet mixture of fruit, nuts, and wine that symbolizes the mortar that the Israelites used to make bricks in Egypt.
Maror: bitter herbs such as horseradish or lettuce, that represent the bitterness of the Israelites' slavery in Egypt.
Gefilte fish: a type of fish patty made from ground fish, vegetables, and eggs that is traditionally served as an appetizer.
Kugel: a baked dish made with noodles or potatoes, often sweetened with raisins or other fruits.
Brisket: a slow-cooked beef dish that is often seasoned with onions and garlic.
And of course... Matzah ball soup: a soup made with chicken broth and matzah balls, which are small dumplings made from matzah meal and eggs.
Check out some delicious family Passover recipe's we gathered here!
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