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New York Jewish Community Prepares For Start Of Passover

A man reads a prayer while holding greens dipped in salt water in advance of Passover. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A man reads a prayer while holding greens dipped in salt water in advance of Passover. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Monday marks the start of Passover.

The Jewish festival celebrates the freedom of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.

Passover begins at sundown with a special dinner known as a sedar.

During Passover, Jews eat matzoh to honor their ancestors who ran in such a hurry that their bread never rose.

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