2017-04-13 / Faith

Celebrating Freedom



LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT— Above, women light the candles during a Passover celebration Monday at Chabad of Thousand Oaks. At left, Thousand Oaks resident Toby Caplan lights one of the candles. Monday marked the first night of Passover. Passover celebrates the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt over 3,300 years ago. LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT— Above, women light the candles during a Passover celebration Monday at Chabad of Thousand Oaks. At left, Thousand Oaks resident Toby Caplan lights one of the candles. Monday marked the first night of Passover. Passover celebrates the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt over 3,300 years ago.

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TRADITIONAL MEAL—Above, Rabbi Chaim Bryski says a prayer for Passover. Top left, Mikel Bryski, 15, takes part in the Passover Seder with her siblings. Bottom right, Damian Stone, 9, foreground, and Mendel Bryski, 12, read from the Haggadah during the Seder at the Chabad’s Passover celebration April 10. A Seder is an evening ritual performed by a community or family in honor of their ancestors’ freedom. It involves passing on the story of the Jews’ liberation as told in Exodus in the Torah. TRADITIONAL MEAL—Above, Rabbi Chaim Bryski says a prayer for Passover. Top left, Mikel Bryski, 15, takes part in the Passover Seder with her siblings. Bottom right, Damian Stone, 9, foreground, and Mendel Bryski, 12, read from the Haggadah during the Seder at the Chabad’s Passover celebration April 10. A Seder is an evening ritual performed by a community or family in honor of their ancestors’ freedom. It involves passing on the story of the Jews’ liberation as told in Exodus in the Torah.

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