Jewish community gathers for passover

NORWICH – After a 20 year hiatus, Passover Seder was held at the Jewish Community Center on 72 S. Broad St. Tuesday night with approximately 35 members of the Jewish community in attendance.

The celebration is part of this week’s most celebrated holiday of the year, Passover, which began at sundown Monday, and commemorates the Exodus of the Israelites from ancient Egypt. At a ritual dinner called Seder, Jews from throughout the region recounted how Moses championed his people's freedom, and how God sent plagues upon the Egyptians when the pharaoh refused to grant it. The story tells how God parted the Red Sea, allowing the Jews to escape, and how they wondered in the dessert for 40 years before arriving in Canaan, their Promised Land.

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