Christians are prepping for Easter this weekend: chocolate and eggs are on the shopping lists.
Jews are already celebrating Passover, the holiday that commemorated the Jews’ flight from Egypt.
The preparations of this holiday are all about bread. Even the last crumb has to go. Jews aren’t allowed to own and eat bread on Passover. This is a reminder of their ancestors. They had to leave Egypt in a hurry and bread had no time to rise. Just as thousands of years ago, Jews today eat Matzo on this holiday.
It is the first Passover for Maurice Appelbaum as a rabbi. He became head of the Shul Ahavas Israel in Greenpoint last September at age 27.
Danielle Bengsch follows him and his family during the Passover preparations.