Religion: Passover

Last Sunday and Monday the Jews held Passover preaching services in their synagogues (orthodox) or temples (reformed). After the services family groups celebrated the Passover feast ("seyder"), each in its own home. After an ordinary supper, a ritual is carried out during which four small cups of sacramental wine are drunk by each member of the family. A dish in the center of the table contains a piece of lamb, and, in some families, horseradish. The lamb is not eaten, but is a survival of the ancient and abandoned custom of blood sacrifice as...

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