Every year, millions of Jews gather around a table and celebrate Passover. We tell the story of the biblical exodus from Egypt. This festive meal is among the oldest religious rituals in the Western world.
As the author of a book on Passover and a lifelong participant in its celebration, I’ve learned that Passover has a deeply meaningful message – but it also generates lots of confusion. Here’s what you should know, if you’re not familiar with the holiday:
1. The Last Supper was not a Passover seder.
The Last Supper is one of the most famous stories (and paintings) in the world. According to the Gospels, it takes place on Passover. But it was a meal, not a seder. What’s the difference?Continue reading