5 Plays the Capture the Meaning of Passover


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For Jewish families across the world, this year’s Passover traditions may look a little different. Whether your Seder was over Zoom or in-person with your family, there are many ways to observe this holiday. Passover is the Jewish celebration and commemoration of the ancient freedom from bondage in Egypt by the prophet Moses.


While its a uniquely Jewish festival, at its heart, Passover is a celebration of, and a meditation on, freedom. Many playwrights have used Passover as a device to explore themes around liberty and family, so we’ve gathered a list of plays that tell stories of Passovers past and present. These plays show that regardless of your identity, anyone can learn lessons about history and family from these works of theatre rooted in tradition.


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