by Roberta B. Turner

Passover is the celebration of the freeing of the Jews from Egyptian rule.  At the time, God instructed Moses to go to the Pharaoh and ask him to free the Jews. According to the Bible, his plea of “Let my People go” was ignored despite Moses’ warning of punishments by God.  God then sent 10 terrible plagues upon the people of Egypt. The Pharaoh then conceded and freed them. The Jews fled the country without taking time to make their bread. They baked the dough into thin crackers in the hot desert sun. These crackers are called Matzah and are eaten during Passover to celebrate the freeing of the Jews.