Bread to ash, Passover begins
Sundown today marks the beginning of the Jewish Passover holiday, and this morning, observant Jewish families had a deadline to meet.
By noon, they had to get rid of every last bread crumb in their home.
Many Jews did that together... at organized outdoor fires, where they threw bread into the flames, said prayers, and shared time together.
WBEZ’s Odette Yousef went to one of those bread burnings, which was held in the parking lot of the new site of the Ida Crown Jewish Academy in Skokie.