Posted By: Teri Gault on March, 20 2005
is the 8 day observance commemorating the freedom from slavery and exodus of the Israelites from .
I like to go way back to even before the Israelites became captive, and how they got there originally. There is such a rich heritage that leads up to. So to put it into perspective, we like to start days and even weeks before to delve into this great tradition. We will be reading stories about the Israelites in the years before the first . To learn more about , you can find stories on the internet. Or you can pick up any number of great story books for children at the library.
Oncebegins at sundown on Wednesday, April 8th, we will have a better appreciation for where the Israelites had been. And we’ll know why this is such an exciting celebration for the Jewish people!
But don’t stop there… Kids love to learn, especially when they can do something tactile to go along with it. So…
Even if your family doesn’t celebrate Passover, why not enjoy some great traditional foods of the season! It’s easy to find some traditional foods to try at your supermarket during this time of year. And they’re on sale with coupons! How about something with Matzo! After your studies, the kids should know why we use Matzo instead of flour during. Or try something completely different like Gefilte fish, which I love!… Yum!
(See more April tips below)