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Hebrew celebration of Passover begins

Rabbi Levi Hodakov, director of the Chabad of Clearwater, reads a prayer with daughters Sarah, 11, left, and 10-year-old twins Esther and Chaya while burning chametz Monday at the Chabad to mark the start of Passover. The eight-day festival, celebrated in the early spring, commemorates the deliverance of the ancient Hebrews from slavery in Egypt. By following the rituals, people of Jewish faith can relive the freedom their ancestors gained.

DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times

Rabbi Levi Hodakov, director of the Chabad of Clearwater, reads a prayer with daughters Sarah, 11, left, and 10-year-old twins Esther and Chaya while burning chametz Monday at the Chabad to mark the start of Passover. The eight-day festival, celebrated in the early spring, commemorates the deliverance of the ancient Hebrews from slavery in Egypt. By following the rituals, people of Jewish faith can relive the freedom their ancestors gained.

CLEARWATER — The eight-day festival of Passover, which begins today, commemorates the deliverance of the ancient Hebrews from slavery in Egypt. By following the rituals, people of Jewish faith can relive and experience the freedom their ancestors gained.

Hebrew celebration of Passover begins 04/14/14 [Last modified: Monday, April 14, 2014 10:21pm]
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