Passover | April 3-11, 2015 | April 22-30, 2016

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What is Passover?

Passover marks the liberation of the Children of Israel, who were slaves in ancient Egypt, and recounts the story of their exodus to the Promised Land. Key things to remember: Moses, Ten Plagues, matzo, the parting of the Red Sea.

When is Passover?

Passover 2015 begins at sundown on April 3—the night of the first Seder—and lasts eight days, ending at sundown on April 11.

MORE Passover COVERAGE

Purple Haze

Taking a plunge into kosher wines

Guess Who’s Coming to Seder

A Passover in Berlin stirs up questions of freedom and faith

Next Year in Sulaymaniyah

Passover takes on new meaning for a reporter far from home

Organizers and Agitators

A new documentary looks at the latest generation of Jewish radicals

Mmmm, Fruit Slices

An audio tour of a well-worn candy store on the Lower East Side

A Seder in Sulaymaniyah

How the story of Passover resounds in northern Iraq

Off the Menu

Why did my grandmother keep meticulous records of her Passover meals, but kept her maiden name a secret?

Five Kids

El Lissitzky’s revolutionary take on a medieval Passover song, and a contemporary illustrator has a fresh look at the Seder’s four sons

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