Moscow. April 3. INTERFAX – the ceremony of baking matzah with the participation of well-known personalities will be held April 5 in the center of Moscow on the eve of the Jewish Passover.
In the event, which will take place at the yeshiva (Jewish school) in the Pokrovka will be attended by the Director Pavel Lungin, the politician Lyudmila Narusova, a political scientist Igor Bunin, the economist Yevgeny Gontmakher, the singer Masha Katz and others, reported “Interfax-Religion” on Monday, the press service of the Russian Jewish Congress, which organizes the event.
Unique facts about the traditions of Passover guests will tell the rabbis and an expert on Yiddish culture, folklorist and musician Motl Gordon from Poland.
So matzah is the main attribute of the holiday – it is kosher, when it is baking, guests will have to fulfill some important terms: take the flour, grown in the Holy Land is under special control of the rabbis, to use spring water typed before dawn when it is most cold and time to bake the matzah for no more than 18 minutes after the mixing of flour with water (the number 18 in Judaism symbolizes life).
The action of RIVERS will support the regional Jewish community: in these days will be baking matzah in Kislovodsk, Ryazan, Saratov, Stavropol and other cities of the country.
Completed Easter event annual pilgrimage in the Israeli arava desert. The procession, during which a major Russian businessmen have traditionally dressed in plain clothes and refuse to use electronic devices, will start on 6 April, the day after the ceremony, the baking of matzah, and will end April 10 – a few hours before the onset of Pesach.