Highlight of Passover

Happy Passover graphic of matzah and walnuts.

University Ministry wishes all who celebrate a Happy Passover, March 27-April 4.

What is Passover?

Passover commemorates the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt, and their transition from slavery to freedom. The main ritual of Passover is the Seder, which occurs on the first two nights of the holiday – a festive meal that involves the re-telling of the exodus through stories and song and the consumption of ritual foods, including matzah and maror (bitter herbs). The Seder’s rituals and other readings are outlined in the Haggadah (Jewish prayer book).

What is Passover? Passover commemorates the Israelites' exodus from Egypt, and their transition from slavery to freedom. The main ritual of Passover is the Seder, which occurs on the first two nights of the holiday – a festive meal that involves the re-telling of the exodus through stories and song and the consumption of ritual foods, including matzah and maror (bitter herbs). The Seder's rituals and other readings are outlined in the Haggadah (Jewish prayer book).