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

Jewish Fanfiction Creates an Alternate Literary Universe

The X-Men have a Seder. Hogwarts gets a kosher kitchen. And everyone from Ivanhoe to Big Bird to Captain Kirk gets a rewrite.

Streit’s Matzo To Shutter on Lower East Side

Family-owned company plans to relocate iconic factory after 90 years

Ted Cruz to Headline Passover Hotel Circuit

Presidential hopeful reportedly speaking at several swanky holiday getaways

The ‘Real Housewife’ of Passover

Reality TV fixture Jill Zarin now shilling for Streit’s Matzo

Catching Up With R.L. Stine on Halloween

The master of horror talks Goosebumps, scaring kids, and his Passover Seders

Wicked Sons: Benjamin Kerstein, Doron Rabinovici, and Norman Finkelstein

Is Jewish rebellion really a form of submission? Two new novels and one political critic examine apostasy.

The Best Passover Snack You’ve Never Heard Of

Matzos Coffee, the sweet, sugary European treat that’s as simple as it sounds

After Passover, Counting the Omer With Mussar

Embracing a simple, rewarding practice devoted to Jewish moral conduct

Second Seder

A poem by Andrea Cohen for Passover and National Poetry Month

A Seder Plate for Every Personality

From hipster to eco-friendly to Palm Beach matriarch, we’ve got you covered

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