Members of Temple Anshe Hesed celebrate Passover

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Erie’s Jewish community is ringing in Passover with a symbolic meal.

Members of the temple on Liberty Street in Erie are spending the day preparing a traditional feast known as the seder.  In addition to eating, the seder includes drinking wine, singing songs, and other holiday rituals.

The President of the Temple Anshe Hesed, Edith Joseph, says the meal tells the story of the Jewish people fleeing from slavery in ancient Egypt.  “We pass down our traditions of our history. We have both an oral and a written history and this is so that the next generation will also know the tradition and the story of our people.”  Joseph says Passover is all about freedom. 

The celebration wraps up next Saturday. 

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