Passover, which celebrates the exodus of the Jewish people from their bondage in Egypt under Pharaoh, is one of the festivals that grounds Jewish life in history and tradition. You too can celebrate it with your family, friends, and neighbors as the Jewish people have celebrated from before the time of Jesus. The Haggadah (the telling), which has changed little over the centuries, is our guide to the Seder (the order of the ceremony). Just follow the steps below and you will experience the blessing of gathering to celebrate the Passover, just as Jesus the Messiah gathered with His disciples at the Last Supper.
The Passover involves two separate kinds of food: the Passover meal, and the special elements that are part of the ceremony—the bitter herbs, the parsley, the hard-boiled egg, the lamb shank, the matzah (unleavened bread), the salt water, the charoset (chopped apple and nut mixture) and the Four Cups. Three pieces of matzah, separated by napkins or else placed in a special pouch called the Matzah Tash, are placed alongside the Seder plate.