The Jewish holiday of Passover (Pesach, in Hebrew) commemorates the story of the Israelites’ escape from slavery and departure from ancient Egypt. This major holiday is essentially the celebration of freedom, which is observed for 7 days in Israel and 8 days in the diaspora. It begins with The Passover Seder – a feast held on the first night of the holiday.

During Passover, Jewish kosher food laws prohibit leavened products made with yeast and fermented grain products, which is why matzo is such a staple. If you are hosting a seder or contributing to one, hopefully some of the Passover recipes we’ve provided here will help you! Keep in mind that different Jews might have further restrictions depending if they’re Ashkenazi or Sephardi.

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