Jews around the world celebrated the first night of Passover, one of the most important religious festivals in the Jewish calendar.
A community Seder was held at Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy in Longmeadow Friday night. Ritual foods were served at the event.
Passover commemorates when Moses led the children of Israel out of slavery in Egypt.
According to the Torah, the Old Testament, God inflicted ten plagues on Egypt to convince Pharaoh to let his people go.
Part of the Seder was the telling of the story of the jews’ Exodus from Egypt.
“They were able to tell this to their children,” Rabbi Kosofski told 22News. “And the Torah says, your children will ask. Tell the children. Explain to them what happened in Egypt.”
The reason the holiday is called Passover, is because Moses instructed the Israelites to mark their doorposts with lamb’s blood so that God would pass over their houses and spare their first born children.