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South Dakota rabbi discusses significance of Passover

This interview originally aired on In the Moment on SDPB Radio.

Passover begins Wednesday, marking one of the most important holidays on the Jewish calendar.

The holiday commemorates the Hebrew people escaping slavery in ancient Egypt. Ceremonies include several traditions tying Jewish people to their past, including a feast of unleavened bread flavored with bitter herbs.

Rabbi Mendel Alperowitz is the founder and director of the Chabad Jewish Center of South Dakota. He has a unique role as the only rabbi currently serving in the state. He joined In the Moment to discuss the importance of Passover to the Jewish community.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Ellen Koester is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.