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Coronavirus Outbreak Sends Passover Rituals Online This Year

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Kathy Willens

Jews around the world celebrated the holiday of Passover this week, gathering around dinner tables to retell the biblical story of being led out of slavery in Egypt by Moses. As with many people of different faiths, Jewish people had to adapt their rituals to the constraints of living amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Social gathering apps enabled Jewish families to come together virtually for traditional Passover meals, called Seders – at least those who do not adhere to strict religious rules limiting the use of technology on certain holidays.

WUNC's Rusty Jacobs, his wife, and children were joined by Rusty's mother, in Florida, and sister, in Colorado.


Rusty Jacobs is WUNC's Voting and Election Integrity Reporter.
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