Passover | April 22-30, 2016 | April 10-18, 2017

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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 2016 begins at sundown on April 22—the night of the first Seder—and lasts eight days, ending at sundown on April 30.

MORE Passover COVERAGE

Why I Published My Own Passover Haggadah

The seder marks a global Jewish event—I wanted a book that felt as diverse

A Flourless Hazelnut Torte for Passover

How my German grandmother’s recipe became my go-to holiday dessert

The Stories We Tell About Passover

A Bronx bubbe meets Elijah and target practice with matzoh balls

I Can Haz Exodus?

An impressively complex retelling of the biblical story—with cats

A Seder of My Own

After my mother died, I made Passover just the way she did—until, drawing inspiration from Purim, I made my own tradition

This Year, Orange Seeds on the Seder Plate

For inclusive storytelling, the audience is as important as the story

Berbere Brisket Recipe for Passover

Michael Twitty puts an Ethiopian twist on an Ashkenazi standby

A Passover Miracle: Turning Matzo Into Candy

The bread of affliction never tasted so good, thanks to Marcy Goldman’s recipe for caramel-covered buttercrunch

Passover’s Kitchen Revelation: Cutting Down on Food Waste

As we remove the chametz from our house, it’s time to reconsider how much food we throw away all year

Plague of the First Born

A short story for Passover by Etgar Keret

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