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Passover Celebration Begins, Families Remember Exodus From Egypt

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Lynchburg, VA - Sundown will mark the start of the important Jewish holiday of Passover.

The week long holiday celebrates the liberation of Israelites from slavery in Egypt.

Friends and family will gather for Seder, a ritual meal where they share the story of the exodus from Egypt.

Leavened foods like bread and items made from yeast are banned during the holiday.

Rabbi Annette Koch said this sets one of the primary missions of the Jewish people to be there for others who are suffering today.

He said, "So it's a celebration of freedom and a reminder that it is our job, each and every one of us, not just as Jews but as human beings to make sure that no one suffers in the world."

Passover lasts until sundown April 22nd.

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