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Different People, Different Places, Same Pesach

Rhona Lewis

Every year when we celebrate Pesach, we realize how much Hashem has done for us and how much He loves us. The Seder also helps us remember that we don’t have to let the yetzer hara rule us — we can become spiritually free. It doesn’t matter where you celebrate Pesach or how old you are — the feelings at the Seder will always be the same. Let’s hear about four different Seder experiences.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Did you ever wonder how Ethiopian Jews celebrate Pesach? Meet Galit Levine who takes us back to when she was six years old. I grew up in Avratensa, a tiny village in northwest Ethiopia in a grass-roofed hut made of gray-green clay. Preparations for Pesach started on Rosh Chodesh Nissan when we had a special meal of roast sheep. After that we started cleaning, checking the wheat kernels that would be used for the matzah, and making new clay pots that would be kosher for Pesach. On Erev Pesach, our parents told us, “Bulu, bulu, eat, eat,” and we ate up all the chometz instead of burning it. When we got to the Seder, we weren’t hungry at all! 

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