The Passover seder is a Jewish ritual and feast celebrating the start of Passover.
“We commemorate our
exodus from slavery in Egypt thousands of years ago,” Stuart Prescott who
will celebrate seder said.
It’s a multi-generational
celebration that brings a large number of family and friends together. Prescott’s home last year was set up for
dinner hosting nearly 50 people.
But, because of coronavirus concerns and social distancing, the setting this year is just for him and his wife.
But still they won’t be
“Tonight we are calling
it a zeder because we are Zooming the seder,” Prescott said.
He’s invited nearly 50
people by Zoom to join them virtually to celebrate this important Jewish tradition.
determined to carry on the best way we possibly can,” Prescott said. “It’s not
as good. We are missing handshakes and hugs and kisses like we are all missing
in our lives.”
There will still be the
traditional foods and rituals.
That includes the traditional reading of the story of the exodus from Egypt which starts with a question of ‘why is this night different from all other nights?’. A question Prescott said has special meaning this year.
“Boy is this night
different from all other nights and that’s okay,” Prescott said. “We’d much
rather all be together but it’s going to be just fine.”
He added, “We all are
going to get through this and it won’t be long before we’ll all be able to
embrace each other and be together again.”
This is one of the most celebrated holidays for Jewish people. The holiday will last for eight days.