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Nevada County Jewish Communiuty Center Sisterhood Cookbook 1997 Spiral Bound

Nevada County Jewish Communiuty Center Sisterhood Cookbook 1997 Spiral Bound

Hasidic Jews outside Rabbi Nachman of Breslov's tomb in 2001. (Nahoum Sabban/Wikimedia Commons)

Hasidic Jews outside Rabbi Nachman of Breslov's tomb in 2001. (Nahoum Sabban/Wikimedia Commons)

Probably the most significant observance related to Pesach involves avoiding chametz (leaven; sounds like "hum it's" with that Scottish "ch") throughout the holiday. This commemorates the fact that the Jews leaving Egypt were in a hurry, and did not have time to let their bread rise. It is also a symbolic way of removing the "puffiness" (arrogance, pride) from our souls.

Probably the most significant observance related to Pesach involves avoiding chametz (leaven; sounds like "hum it's" with that Scottish "ch") throughout the holiday. This commemorates the fact that the Jews leaving Egypt were in a hurry, and did not have time to let their bread rise. It is also a symbolic way of removing the "puffiness" (arrogance, pride) from our souls.

Torah is a central concept in the Jewish tradition. there is no "Old Testament" for Jews. You are not supposed to touch the parchment on these scrolls; some say because they are too holy

Torah is a central concept in the Jewish tradition. there is no "Old Testament" for Jews. You are not supposed to touch the parchment on these scrolls; some say because they are too holy

From the Ya'aleh Veyavo prayer in the Jewish prayer book, recited on Jewish Holidays and on the first day of each new month.

HAPPY ROSH HASHANAH

From the Ya'aleh Veyavo prayer in the Jewish prayer book, recited on Jewish Holidays and on the first day of each new month.

Learn more about how to prepare for the High Holidays during the month of Elul!

Learn more about how to prepare for the High Holidays during the month of Elul!

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