Passover 2021 begins at sundown this Saturday, March 27 and ends Sunday evening, April 4. It commemorates the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt, and their transition from slavery to freedom. The main ritual of Passover is the seder (a Jewish ritual service and ceremonial dinner), which occurs on the first two night (in Israel just the first night) of the holiday — a festive meal that involves the re-telling of the Exodus through stories and song and the consumption of ritual foods, including matzah and maror (bitter herbs).
“The LORD’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. On the fifteenth day of that month the LORD’s Festival of Unleavened Bread begins; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast.” (Leviticus 23:5-6)
As the Jewish people prepare to observe the important biblical festival that celebrates God’s deliverance of His people in the Exodus story, Yael comes to us with this Passover video. In it, she shows us how to bake matzah. Join her in the Holy Land as she makes this unleavened bread that reminds Jews of God’s providence and protection as they prepared to escape slavery in Egypt.