Jewish Community celebrates Passover

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Once every seven years the opportunity to celebrate Jewish unity and learning comes around, and now is that time.

Passover celebrates the exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Ancient Egypt in the year 1313 BCE. The Exodus was preceded by ten plagues inflicted on Egypt after the Pharaoh refused the request to set the people free. When the Jews finally left, they left in such a hurry and their bread did not have time to rise.

In commemoration, Matzah, a cracker like bread is made within 18 minutes, the time it takes for bread to rise.

Rabbi Chaim Schmekler and Devorah Leah Schmukler joined KRQE This Morning to discuss the upcoming Seder. Watch above.

This year, the holiday begins at nightfall on Friday, April 22.

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