The Jewish holiday of Passover starts today. Passover lasts seven to eight days and commemorates the biblical story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were emancipated from slavery in Egypt.
Passover supper at Temple Beth Jacob Servicemen's Center under the auspices of the Jewish Welfare Board, Miami Beach, 1943
Seder at the home of Aaron and Marcella Kanner, Miami, 1950s
Passover Seder services, conducted by Rabbi Max Shapiro at Fagan's Palatial Kosher Restaurant, Miami, 1938
Pysanky are created when patterns are drawn on eggs with wax, which then protects the covered areas from the dye that is applied. By repeating this process with different colors of dye, a multi-colored pattern is built up. Pysanky artist Ola Kryway describes the process of Ukrainian egg decorating, including preparing/selecting eggs, drawing design, dyeing, and the meaning of designs.
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