BEACHWOOD, OH — Many gathered in Beachwood Monday night to celebrate the beginning of Passover.
A special celebration was hosted at Wiggins Place.
Passover is an eight-day holiday and celebrates when the Jewish people escaped from Egypt and gained their independence.
The first two nights are the most special, when the Seder is held.
According to Rabbi Howard Kutner, the many rituals and foods of Passover help the Jewish people relive their history.
“The Seder and Passover is not just a history lesson … it’s to reenact. That’s why we taste the food and we taste the bitterness. We do all kinds of things that we do to try to re-experience the transformation from darkness to light,” said Rabbi Kutner.
Rabbi Kutner says Passover is also a celebration of springtime.