Jews celebrate first night of Passover

Passover is an annual holiday that commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient

Egypt.

MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Juan Misas carries matzo wrapped in tin foil to guests during a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Miami Beach Community Celebrates First Night Of Passover With Seder
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Juan Misas carries matzo wrapped in tin foil to guests during a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Rabbi Efraim Katz checks on the kosher food in the kitchen as he leads a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Miami Beach Community Celebrates First Night Of Passover With Seder
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Rabbi Efraim Katz checks on the kosher food in the kitchen as he leads a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Rabbi Efraim Katz gives wine to Pauline Kopelman to be placed on a table as he leads a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Miami Beach Community Celebrates First Night Of Passover With Seder
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Rabbi Efraim Katz gives wine to Pauline Kopelman to be placed on a table as he leads a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 4: In this handout photograph provided by Rabinowitz/Dorf, Alan van Capelle, Alan van Capelle, Chief Executive Officer, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice (L), presents an award to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at a mock Passover seder meal held at the US Department of Agriculture headquarters on April 4, 2012 in Washington, D.C. The second annual Food and Justice Seder, co-hosted by Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice and The White House co-sponsored by Empire Kosher. The seder focused on the place where food, history, values and culture intersect and explored hunger and food access, labor conditions for food workers, environmentally sustainable production and consumption, and individual and communal responsibilities. Passover formally begins Friday night. (Photo by Ron Sachs/Rabinowitz-Dorf Communications via Getty Images)
Vilsack Attends Seder at USDA
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 4: In this handout photograph provided by Rabinowitz/Dorf, Alan van Capelle, Alan van Capelle, Chief Executive Officer, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice (L), presents an award to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at a mock Passover seder meal held at the US Department of Agriculture headquarters on April 4, 2012 in Washington, D.C. The second annual Food and Justice Seder, co-hosted by Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice and The White House co-sponsored by Empire Kosher. The seder focused on the place where food, history, values and culture intersect and explored hunger and food access, labor conditions for food workers, environmentally sustainable production and consumption, and individual and communal responsibilities. Passover formally begins Friday night. (Photo by Ron Sachs/Rabinowitz-Dorf Communications via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 4: In this handout photograph provided by Rabinowitz/Dorf, Alan van Capelle, Chief Executive Officer, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice (L), shares some thoughts with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at a mock Passover seder meal at the US Department of Agriculture headquarters on April 4, 2012 in Washington, D.C. The second annual Food and Justice Seder, co-hosted by Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice and The White House co-sponsored by Empire Kosher. The seder focused on the place where food, history, values and culture intersect and explored hunger and food access, labor conditions for food workers, environmentally sustainable production and consumption, and individual and communal responsibilities. Passover formally begins Friday night. (Photo by Ron Sachs/Rabinowitz-Dorf Communications via Getty Images)
Vilsack Attends Seder at USDA
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 4: In this handout photograph provided by Rabinowitz/Dorf, Alan van Capelle, Chief Executive Officer, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice (L), shares some thoughts with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at a mock Passover seder meal at the US Department of Agriculture headquarters on April 4, 2012 in Washington, D.C. The second annual Food and Justice Seder, co-hosted by Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice and The White House co-sponsored by Empire Kosher. The seder focused on the place where food, history, values and culture intersect and explored hunger and food access, labor conditions for food workers, environmentally sustainable production and consumption, and individual and communal responsibilities. Passover formally begins Friday night. (Photo by Ron Sachs/Rabinowitz-Dorf Communications via Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Rabbi Efraim Katz brings wine to the tables for guests as he leads a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Miami Beach Community Celebrates First Night Of Passover With Seder
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Rabbi Efraim Katz brings wine to the tables for guests as he leads a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Rabbi Efraim Katz brings wine out of the kitchen for guests as he leads a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Miami Beach Community Celebrates First Night Of Passover With Seder
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Rabbi Efraim Katz brings wine out of the kitchen for guests as he leads a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: A table is set for a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Miami Beach Community Celebrates First Night Of Passover With Seder
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: A table is set for a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: A table is set for a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Miami Beach Community Celebrates First Night Of Passover With Seder
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: A table is set for a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Addisa Goldman lights candles during a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Miami Beach Community Celebrates First Night Of Passover With Seder
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Addisa Goldman lights candles during a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Rabbi Efraim Katz leads a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Miami Beach Community Celebrates First Night Of Passover With Seder
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Rabbi Efraim Katz leads a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Garry Shomair and others drink a glass of wine during a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Miami Beach Community Celebrates First Night Of Passover With Seder
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Garry Shomair and others drink a glass of wine during a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Rabbi Efraim Katz breaks a piece of matzo as he leads a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Miami Beach Community Celebrates First Night Of Passover With Seder
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Rabbi Efraim Katz breaks a piece of matzo as he leads a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Omri Brandes (L) and Nitzan Brandes eat matzo during a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Miami Beach Community Celebrates First Night Of Passover With Seder
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Omri Brandes (L) and Nitzan Brandes eat matzo during a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Rabbi Efraim Katz (2nd R) leads a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Miami Beach Community Celebrates First Night Of Passover With Seder
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Rabbi Efraim Katz (2nd R) leads a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Rabbi Efraim Katz leads a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Miami Beach Community Celebrates First Night Of Passover With Seder
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Rabbi Efraim Katz leads a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: People take part in a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Miami Beach Community Celebrates First Night Of Passover With Seder
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: People take part in a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: People take part in eating matzo during a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Miami Beach Community Celebrates First Night Of Passover With Seder
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: People take part in eating matzo during a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Omri Brandes, Nitzan Brandes and Bentsi Brandes (L-R) eat during a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Miami Beach Community Celebrates First Night Of Passover With Seder
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Omri Brandes, Nitzan Brandes and Bentsi Brandes (L-R) eat during a community Passover Seder at Beth Israel synagogue on March 25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The community Passover Seder that served around 150 people has been held for the past 30 years and is welcome to anyone in the community that wants to commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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