Wish friends and family a Happy Passover and Happy Pesach with this loving popup card. On the cover is the Star of David, and inside a 3-D stack of Matzoh crackers, surrounded by Jewish symbols of celebration.
You can also try wishing someone happy Passover in Hebrew: say “happy Pesach!” “Pesach” is Hebrew for “Passover.”
To wish somebody a happy Passover in Yiddish, you would say “gut yontif,” which translates to “good holiday.”
What is Passover?
Passover is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the Israelites being freed from slavery in Egypt. It is observed for seven or eight days, and during the first two nights, Passover is celebrated with a home ritual known as the Passover Seder.
The Seder is celebrated around a dinner table. It includes the retelling of the Passover story — the story of Exodus from the Old Testament (or the Torah in Judaism) — blessings over food and wine, explanations of Passover symbols, discussions of freedom and social justice, and plenty of singing and eating. All of these rituals are performed in an order prescribed by a Passover-specific book known as a Haggadah. Happy Passover!
Jamie Geller says:
Passover is here again. Eight days of unleavened fun starring everyone’s favorite flatbread, matzo!
A little schmear of this, a little spread of that. Try some chopped liver, or finish your charoset. And the rest is a yummy balancing act as we try to eat an open faced matzo sandwich or squish a food of choice between two pieces of the crumbly matzo.
Yes, it’s that time of year again, when we rejoice in our ancestor’s hasty retreat from Egypt and do without leavened products for the whole Pesach holiday.
You say matzo, I say matzah, but you can also write matzoh, matza or any other combination of similarly sounding letters. And whether it is plain matzo, whole wheat, spelt, machine-made square or handmade shmura round, it all pretty much crumbles the same way.