Matzo and a wine in a Kiddush cup with the words PESACH (Passover in Hebrew).

For generations of Jews and Christians, the story of the Exodus has proven to be a foundation of faith. But today’s commemoration of Moses and the first Passover meal offers a sense of connection most have never felt before.

The Feast of Pesach or Passover represents the culmination of the 10 plagues of Egypt. When legions of frogs, locusts, boils and even rivers of blood failed to persuade Pharaoh Ramses to release the Israelites from slavery. Then, God sent the final scourge — the death of the first born son.

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