A Yizkor book excerpt for Passover on the JewishGen Facebook page #poland #yizkorbooks

Bruce Drake

Passover begins tomorrow evening, so it’s fitting to offer this account of the holiday from the Yizkor book of Ciechanowiec, Poland. The rituals — from the cleaning of homes, the sale of any leavened food that is found, and the preparations for the Seder meal — will be familiar to you, but it is enjoyable reading nevertheless. The author remembers a quotation from the Talmud that ““Eating matzo during Pesach is like desire to the bride,” though he wryly adds: “you have to admit that, actually, these two desires are not that similar.”

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel