The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Celebrates Passover

Posted by Carleigh Blaylock
The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Emory & Henry College would like to wish our Jewish community a Happy Passover! Passover is celebrated from March 27th, 2021 to April 4th, 2021 this year.

Passover is often celebrated with great ceremony, especially on the first night, when a special family meal called the seder is held. At the seder, foods of symbolic significance commemorating the Hebrews’ liberation are eaten, and prayers and traditional recitations are performed. “Seder” literally means “order”. During the Seder, the haggadah (the book of exodus and related writings) is recited in a set order. During the entire duration of the holiday, it is forbidden to eat leavened food products (such as bread, pasta, etc.). The proper greating for Passover is “chag sameach,” which translates to “happy festival” and is the Hebrew equivalent of “happy holidays.” To make this Passover greeting specific, you can throw the word “Pesach” in the middle of that phrase — “chag Pesach samech.”

 
Religious diversity matters. We are all searching for the “greater good” with our sisters, brothers, and siblings. We need the protection of Passover, today and always. May our Jewish friends enjoy their celebration!
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