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

Everything’s Coming Up Moses

Songs from Tablet Magazine’s ‘Gypsy’-inspired Passover musical

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The Seder sausage-making, and more

Piece Meal

The first Passover celebrations included neither haggadah nor seder. With the passage of millennia, the two have become central elements. Herewith an interactive guide to the collage of texts that constitutes the holiday’s guidebook.

Sundown: Rep. Cantor Points to His Heritage

Plus Bibi’s missing counter-offer, and more

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It’s Greek to us, charoset balls, and more

Paste Test

Comparing charosets—the date, nut, and wine concoction that sweetens the seder

The Tablet Haggadah

Writers, artists, and a boxer meditate on the meaning of Passover

All the Food News You Can Stomach

Catered Seders, phoney matzah, and more

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Daniel fries a potato, Abrams fries Obama, and more

Passover Pancake

This Passover, Daniel Boulud is borrowing a food staple from a different holiday

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A very Gettysburg Passover, Egypt to Israel in ‘56, and more

Repeat Performances

What Jewish rituals and Judaism share with Civil War reenactment and Southern culture

Crash Course

Invited to a seder, a non-Jew quickly learns everything he can about making a kosher-for-Passover recipe

On the Bookshelf

Beyond Maxwell House: A haggadah roundup

Passover FAQ

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Feast of Unleavened Bread

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