This picture was taken in 1908, probably just before the Jewish holiday of Passover. What’s the clue? Did you notice how many people in the picture are carrying rectangular, white-wrapped parcels? Inside are matzot – which are typically eaten during Passover when Jewish people refrain from eating leavened products. Behind the group is a furrier’s shop. Perhaps just beyond the frame was a shop selling matzot. The biggest mystery in this picture? The contents of the sack that the little boy in the center is carrying!
More to Think About….
- What foods are central to your holiday celebrations?
- What are the elements that make a holiday feel festive and special?