Sen. Sachs would like to wish all of her Jewish constituents a Happy Passover!

 

Rabbi Schneur Oirechman with Sen. Sachs

Rabbi Schneur Oirechman with Sen. Sachs

 

 

During the past week she met with Rabbi Schneur Oirechman to celebrate the start of Passover (which begins Monday evening, March 25).

Senator Sachs’ friendship with Rabbi Oirechman began over a year ago when he accompanied the Senator on her trip to Israel. Passover commemorates the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, and their departure from slavery to freedom.

Passover’s main ritual is the seder, which occurs on the first night (or the first two nights) of the holiday–a festive meal that involves the re-enactment of the Exodus through stories, songs, and ritual foods, such as matzah.

As part of his visit, Rabbi Oirechman brought handmade matzah to the Senator.