This weekend marked the beginning of Passover, one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays. Celebrated for 7-8 days, it commemorates the emancipation of Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. On the first night of Passover, families gather for a seder dinner during which the story of the liberation is retold. This week, we share five condolences with Passover memories:
- You may not remember this, but when I was in first or second grade, David told you we were getting married. It happened to be Passover and when I stopped at your house on my way to school, you asked me what I had for lunch. When I responded “peanut butter”, you took my sandwich out of my lunch box, threw it in the trash, took out some matzos and made me a peanut butter and matzos sandwich. Then you said, “No girl that is going to marry my son will eat bread during Passover”. I’ve loved it ever since and think about you and chuckle every Passover. [Published in The Press of Atlantic City]
- I love the way you signed the passover tablecloth at the dinner table. I remember you wrote how old you were, you wrote you were102 and your birthday was coming up. I was hoping I would see you next year at the passover table. [Published in Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News]
- I will always fondly remember both your mother and father when I was invited to share the Passover meal with the extended family. She was so gracious and inviting! I learned so much about her faith tradition and the importance of family ties. Her legacy will endure as a living memorial for all the many lives she and Mel touched! Shalom. [Published in The News & Observer]
- Eva was a “breath of fresh air” and a wonderful friend to my Mother. My love of Passover Seder comes from sharing it many times at her house. [Published in Pioneer Press]
- She did not know me very well, but warmly invited me to the family’s Passover dinner….both at her and her sister’s home. It was a delight to be among this large, cohesive warm family. [Published in Herald Tribune]
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