The Beginner’s Guide to Passover — Passover

The supermarket shelves are lined with matzo, and butchers are stocking up on brisket, which can only mean one thing: Passover is right around the corner.

This year, the holiday of Passover — Pesach in Hebrew — begins Monday night, April 10. The celebration of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt lasts a week (some Jews celebrate for eight days, while others celebrate for seven), and is notable for the things you aren’t allowed to eat (including leavened bread). In fact, there seem to be a lot of rules around this holiday and, if you just started dating a new Jewish boy or find yourself hosting one of the nights, the holiday can seem intimidating and daunting.

But it’s also celebratory and fun! (And you can even drink good wine.) Here’s everything you need to know to have a chag sameach (happy festival).



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