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Lafayette’s Jewish community celebrating Passover

Posted at 7:01 PM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-21 01:14:18-04

The Jewish community in Lafayette is celebrating Passover tonight.

Going on at Temple Shalom, guests will see children’s model matzah bakeries, a model seder, and Passover preparation.

“It’s a ritual meal that is guided by a specific order and and very specific foods. That’s where the name comes from, seder, which is Hebrew for order,” said Student Rabi Ross Levy. “It’s a way of celebrating freedom and also recommitting ourselves to helping those who may be in forms of oppression nowadays.”

Among those in attendance was Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel.

This year, Passover begins at nightfall and is celebrated through April 27.

The holiday celebrates the exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Ancient Egypt in the year 1313 BC.