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Singapore's Jewish community celebrate Passover, a millennia-old tradition

Passover is celebrated to remember the liberation of the Jews from slavery in Egypt

Holding a candle, a feather and a wooden spoon, Rabbi Mordechai Abergel leads his wife, six children and a niece around their darkened house in a centuries-old ritual held every Passover (Pesach).

The ceremony held on the eve of the festival involves searching for 10 tiny pieces of leavened bread hidden in corners by his two youngest daughters moments earlier.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 09, 2018, with the headline 'A millennia-old Jewish tradition'. Print Edition | Subscribe