Why is Passover so important?
“It’s important to pass down the story to the next generation and to get together with family.” -Alix, 14“You do unusual and fun customs.” -Amram, 7“It’s in our circle of holidays and it’s the beginning of the life of the Jewish people.”-Yitzy, 6“We celebrate our freedom and we tell the story to tell how great God is andhow He saved us. We wouldn’t be where we are today if He didn’t save us. Weremember that what happened was magical because we were living in miracles.”-Toba, 8“We are a small nation and we’ve been persecuted a lot in the past, so it’s reallya celebration of our freedom and an acknowledgement of it.” -Avital, 15“It’s a good time to get together with everybody and talk together with everyoneabout how you feel about Pesach. There’s a mitzvah to talk.” -Davida, 9“It’s a chance to remember both how we felt when we were climbing out of Egyptand to tell the story of our leaving.” -Drew, 6
“The Exodus from Egypt is a great foundation and mighty pillar of our Torah andour faith. We constantly repeat in our blessings and prayers, ‘a remembrance of theExodus from Egypt’. This pivotal event serves as absolute proof that God createdthe world. He is the original God who desires and is able to bring all things intobeing and He has the power to change His creations at any given time. And that isexactly what He did in Egypt. God changed the nature of the world for the Jewishpeople.” -Sefer HaChinuch, 21