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

New York Jewish Community Prepares For Start Of Passover

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.

04/13/2014

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy walk with palm branches for a Sukkah in Jerusalem. (Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

Jews Mark The Holiday Of Sukkot At Sundown

Followers around the world over will build Sukkahs, or huts, to symbolize the temporary dwellings that the Israelites lived in while wandering the desert after the exodus from Egypt.

09/22/2010