Passover 2014 begins April 14th and extends through the evening of Tuesday, April 22. For those unfamiliar with this event on the Jewish calendar, it’s a period of celebration recognizing the liberation of Israelites from Egyptian slavery.
Also known as Pesach, the term “Passover” comes from the mark of lambs blood that Jews put on the doors of their homes as the Lord passed over their homes as he was slaying first born Egyptian children. Those who observe Passover refrain from consuming all leavened grain products and related foods during this time.
While this might sound a bit…morbid…for those who are non-observant or simply not interested in Jewish culture or the history of Passover, it’s a powerful (and major) celebration for those of Jewish faith — and even many in Christian cultures as well.
This year, the Boulder Book Store is hosting a Passover story time with Rabbi Jamie Korngold on Sunday, April 6. The event is completely free and open to those of all faiths. She’ll be reading from her new book, “Seder in the Desert,” a picturebook about an unusal seder feast.
Be sure to stop by the Boulder Book Store website to get event details and to view a 4-minute PBS video about Rabbi Korngold’s book. Event details are as follows:
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Boulder Book Store on Pearl Street