Message of Passover continues to resonate after thousands of years

Holiday continues through Monday

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Jewish holiday of Passover is continuing here in Western Massachusetts and around the world.

Passover celebrates the liberation of the Israelites, led by Moses, from slavery in Egypt more than 3,300 years ago. Though it is such an ancient holiday, the message of Passover still resonates with Jews all over the world.

Speaking with 22News at the Springfield Jewish Community Center, Deb Cohen told 22News that it is a question of freedom. “It can be freedom from a war torn area, it can be freedom from a habit you’ve had since you were young,” she said. “So when I think of passover it’s really moving from a hard place to a better place.”

The observance of Passover began last Monday, and the final Seder for the year will be held next Monday.