What is Passover?
Did you know that Passover is the most widely celebrated Jewish holiday of the year? More people take part in a Passover seder than any other Jewish holiday celebration. Why? Passover’s critical message is FREEDOM FOR ALL and this is one that everyone—from the least to the most religious—can wholeheartedly embrace.
Passover, which is 8 days and begins on April 3, 2015, tells the story of the Jews’ life as slaves in Egypt followed by their exodus out of the desert to freedom. The seder is loaded with interesting ritual and symbolism and attempts to engage all of the generations through readings and songs, therefore making it ripe for a highly interested gathering of family and friends. And of course, there is the food. Passover is perhaps best known as the “matzo” holiday. We eat unleavened bread, such as matzo, during Passover (Pesach) to remind us of the unleavened bread that our forefathers and mothers ate because they did not have time to wait for their bread to rise. Not to worry, matzo isn’t the only thing we eat! Chicken soup with matzo balls, brisket, potato kugel, roast chicken are just a few of the "festive meal" dishes.
Passover is a truly happy time, when families come together in the Springtime warmth and Passover gifts abound. Kosher gift baskets filled with kosher for Passover candies, nuts, baked goods and wines are gifted to friends, family, business colleagues and seder hostesses. Passover desserts including 7 layer cake, sponge cake and Passover cookies are some favorites. Seder plates (special plates that feature the specific symbolic Passover foods), matzo trays, Kiddush cups and Miriam’s cups are just a few of the Passover Judaica pieces that are pivotal to the seder table.
When sending a Passover gift basket, be sure to send a basket with contents that are Kosher for Passover. Passover foods include ingredients that are specifically kosher for Passover. Foods that are kosher but NOT kosher for Passover are not appropriate for Passover. At challahconnection.com, all of the Passover gift baskets and foods in our Passover department are Kosher For Passover. Feel free to contact us with any questions: 866-242-5524 or email: email@example.com