Local synagogue hosts 'politics-free meal' as Passover begins - Tucson News Now

Local synagogue hosts 'politics-free meal' as Passover begins

(Source: Chabad Tucson) (Source: Chabad Tucson)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Passover began at sundown Monday, April 10, and lasts until nightfall on Tuesday, April 18.

The eight-day Jewish festival commemorates the exodus of Jews from Egypt.

Local synagogue Chabad Tucson will celebrate with a “no politics rule” during its Seder dinner Monday and Tuesday.

The Seder meal includes ceremonial food arranged on a platter with special meaning behind its placement.

Rabbi Yehuda Ceitlin explained to Tucson News Now the decision to keep politics out of Passover.

“Politics and divisiveness have plagued our public discourse,” Ceitlin said. “We have seen friends grow apart because of differences among party lines.”

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