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Observing Passover during quarantine

Posted at 9:32 AM, Apr 07, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — In times of turmoil, some people may look to religious leaders for guidance.

As we approach Easter, Passover and Ramadan, houses of worship are shuttered, making a tough reality for congregants all across the country.

The coronavirus pandemic means those of Jewish faith cannot go to synagogue for Passover this week, on one of the holiest of holidays in the Jewish calendar.

Rabbi Shlomo Litvin of Chabad of the Bluegrass has heard from Jews all over Lexington, asking what to do this year for Passover. The Chabad has been offering Seder to-go kits and Passover do-it-yourself tools, urging people to make the best of it during an uncertain time.

"My great-grandfather made matzahs for jews to have in soviet Russia...there are multiple stories of people having Seders in Treblinka and Auschwitz during the holocaust," said Rabbi Litvin, "Seders have taken place every year over the last 3,333 years regardless of the situation."