Preparing for Pesach 2017: What You Need to Know

This year’s Passover, or Pesach, lasts from April 10 to April 18. The event is approaching quickly, so now is the time to start preparing. Commemorating the liberation of the Jewish slaves from Egypt, Pesach celebrates and cherishes a rich historical culture. Considerations when planning for Passover should include:

The Removal of Chametz – Chametz, which is leavened bread such as cookies, cake, and pizza is not consumed or in some cases even owned during Passover. The removal of chametz is performed in honor of the Israelites who ate only unleavened bread during the Exodus. When preparing for the Seder, it is vital to ensure that Chametz is not consumed.

The Importance of Matzo – Matzo is the unleavened flatbread the Torah instructs Jews to eat on the first night of Pesach and throughout the week of Passover. Matzo holds significance in the tradition because it serves as a reminder to Jewish enslavement and promoting humility.

A Proper Seder Plate – Your Seder plate plays an important part in the celebration because it holds cultural significance to the culture and Pesach. The ceremonial foods the seder holds include maror, cha z’roa, egg, charoset, and karpas.

Trust Zayde’s Kosher Catering

Pesach is one of the most central Jewish holidays, and because of the cultural importance, it is more than just a meal. If you plan on using a caterer, ensure they are kosher to help you avoid mistakes in preparing such a sacred meal for you and your family.

Zayde’s Kosher Catering will work with you to respect your religious needs and guarantee a proper Passover. Our kosher kitchens, located at the Rosen Plaza, are hermetically sealed from hotel’s kitchens and follow kashrut standards—quality and purity are never compromised.   April 10 is approaching quickly, so call today at 407-996-0250 and book us for your Pesach.

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