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Seider evening

During Passover, Jews celebrate their liberation from slavery in Egypt, as described in the Book of Exodus. On the eve of Passover the so-called seider meal takes place. On the table is a dish with different foods, each with a symbolic meaning, and matzes are eaten. The seider meal starts with the question: ‘Why is this evening different from all other evenings? This is followed by a long evening full of stories, songs, discussion and of course food. Normally seiderevening is celebrated in large company of family and friends, but due to the corona-measures that was not possible this year. Many families therefore had a laptop on the table so that family and friends could be together digitally. The orthodox rabbinate adjusted the ban on the use of electrical devices during holidays especially for this purpose.

by Amber Beckers


met dank aan: Gemeente Amsterdam West Soundtrackcity Het huis van Amsterdam