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Updated: 04/25/2014 10:46:16PM

Passover begins on Monday

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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CHABAD OF VENICE

Preparations are underway to prepare matzo for the Passover seder meals at Chabad of Venice and North Port.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CHABAD OF VENICE

Preparations are underway to prepare matzo for the Passover seder meals at Chabad of Venice and North Port.

By KIM COOL

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In preparation of Passover, the holiday that celebrates Jews’ freedom from Pharaoh in Egypt, Jews clear their homes of “chametz” — leavened bread, cake and similar foods.

To do a really thorough job involves more than one person. One person will hide about 10 pieces of bread the day before the holiday begins. Another family member, with flashlight or lighted candle, will carefully search the home to find every last crumb.

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