Something Will prepared for Passover which starts tonight.

Willy Or Won't He

Last evening, and perhaps days before, in the homes of several of my friends the age old tradition of cleansing the house of chametz – or products of wheat, barley, oat, spelt or rye which is forbidden during the days of Passover – was performed.  This is done to observe the admonition in Exodus 13:3-7: No leaven shall be eaten . . . For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread . . . and no leaven shall be seen of yours [in your possession].

sweeping-the-house

The preparation for Passover, the commemoration of the Exodus from Egypt, begins with this ritual cleansing.  It continues in earnest tonight with the first seder of Passover.  A table will be set for the ceremony with the objects that should be in place before the celebrant:

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(1) Three cakes of specially prepared Unleavened Bread (Mazzoth)

(ii) A baked egg, reminiscent of the Free-Will Offering that accompanied the Paschal Offering, and a…

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