Passover History

Hezekiah’s Passover

The festival served as a repudiation of idolatry.

Passover and Blood Libels

The accusation that blood was used to make wine or matzah for Passover was a pretext for attacks on Jews.

How Passover Customs Have Changed and Developed Over Time

A look at some Pesach customs throughout history.

The Matzah-Baking Machine

A 19th-century controversy

From Three to Four Questions

A look at the evolution of the four questions

Passover After the Civil War

Northern Jews come to the aid of the southern Jewish community.

Passover in Modern Times

The ancient Exodus continues to inspire Jews today.

Passover and Blood Libel in the Middle Ages

The joy of the holiday is overshadowed by anti-Semitic violence.

Rabbinic Development of Passover

The seder takes shape in the rabbinic period.

Passover from the Bible to the Temples

The focus is on the paschal offering.