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Monday, April 10, 2017

The Jewish holiday of Passover begins tonight at sundown. The term, Passover, specifically refers to the passing over of the first-born Jewish males, when the death plague hit Egypt.

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Today's Random Fact:

Passover holiday has three names: Pesach - literally meaning the Passover sacrifice; Hag Hamatzot - Feast of Unleavened Bread; and Zeman Heirutenu - the Season of Our Freedom.

It is often linked to the Christian holiday and festival of Easter.

All the Gospels agree that Jesus held the Last Supper (or Lord's Supper, which it is sometimes called) with his disciples prior to dying on a Friday, which would likely make the Last Supper a Passover meal.

Bonus Fact:

Manischewitz is a Brand, Not the Hebrew Word for Kosher Wine. Just as a Kleenex is really a 'facial tissue,' and Q-Tips are actually 'cotton swabs,' Manischewitz is a proprietary eponym. Founded in 1927 by Leo Star, the Manischewitz winery has basically cornered the kosher wine market here in the US with their sweet concord grape wine. Yet like Coca-Cola, Manischewitz uses corn syrup to sweeten things up a bit, so surprisingly not all Manischewitz is actually kosher for Passover.

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