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Pesach Celebrations Worldwide – Happy Passover!

Dear friends,
The Beit Hatfutsot team wishes the entire Jewish people a Happy Passover!

Pesach is a time of great promise and renewal when we retell a glorious part of the Jewish history and celebrate our freedom. It is also a strong, cohesive force within the Jewish community and culture. Enjoy the pictures of the Pesach celebration worldwide.

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Passover Seder with Jewish Army Personnel from Fort Leavenworth. Leavenworth, Kansas, U.S.A. 1909. The Oster Visual Documentation Center at Beit Hatfutsot

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Passover celebrations at Kibbutz Hachshara, Vilkaviskis, Lithuania, 1932. Courtesy of Israel Sperling, Israel. The Oster Visual Documentation Center at Beit Hatfutsot

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Passover at the Rassek family, Israel 1968. The Oster Visual Documentation Center at Beit Hatfutsot, courtesy of Moshe Rassek, Israel

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Passover Seder in Delhi, India 1979. The Oster Visual Documentation Center at Beit Hatfutsot, courtesy of Donna Wosk

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The boy Aaron asking the Four Questions during Seder Pesach, Landsberg DP camp, Germany, 1946. Photo: Zvi Kadushin. The Oster Visual Documentation Center at Beit Hatfutsot, Zvi Kadushin Collection

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Passover Seder at the Old Age Home of the Jewish Community in Shanghai, China. 1947. From the Beit Hatfutsot Photo Exhibition: “Passage Though China: the Jewish Communities of Harbin, Tientsin and Shanghai”, 1986. The Oster Visual Documentation Center at Beit Hatfutsot

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Kindergartten children eating Mazzoth at the ‘Colegio Israelita de Mexico’ school. Mexico City, Mexico 1966. Second from left Chava Berger.
The Oster Visual Documentation Center at Beit Hatfutsot. Courtesy of Zlate Berger, Israel

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Passover Seder in Pisa, Italy, c.1927. The Oster Visual Documentation Center at Beit Hatfutsot. Courtesy of Dr. Meir Padua

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Passover Seder for Sunday School Children, Sidney, Australia 1984. Photo: Debbie Rooz, Australia. The Oster Visual Documentation Center at Beit Hatfutsot. Courtesy of Debbie Rooz

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Child reads Passover Haggadah at the annual Seder at the Kehiillath Israel religious school, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA, 1984. Photo: G.Hilsenrath. The Oster Visual Documentation Center at Beit Hatfutsot. Courtesy of G. Hilsenrath, U.S.A.

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Jewish soldiers celebrating the Seder in Kushka, Poland, 1910. The Oster Visual Documentation Center at Beit Hatfutsot. Courtesy of Dina Tzur

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Illustration from a Passover Haggadah, London, England, 1942. Artist: Ervin Singer. Haya Gallai Collection, Tel Aviv. The Oster Visual Documentation Center at Beit Hatfutsot

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Two sisters set the Table for Passover Seder. New York, USA 1950′s. Photo: Herbert Sonnenfeld. The Oster Visual Documentation Center at Beit Hatfutsot, the Sonnenfeld collection