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Duke AEPi Passover Seder

Duke AEPi Passover Seder

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Jeremy Moskowitz stirs the pot before the AEPi Passover seder.

Among several Passover celebrations taking place on and around campus, Duke student Jeremy Moskowitz and six AEPi brothers hosted a spirited AEPi celebration on Friday April 6, the first day of Passover. More than 75 current and former AEPi's attended.

Passover commemorates the Exodus from Egypt -- the night when God "passed over" the houses of the Israelites during the 10th plague. Centered on the family or communal celebration of the seder, Passover is one of the most important of all Jewish holidays.

"Hillel cooked the chicken, rented the chairs, and bought the brisket," Moskowitz said. "I personally cooked a lot of food -- 50 quarts of Matzah Ball soup, 30lbs of mashed sweet potatoes and a lot more."

"We also built a giant circus/Bedouin tent in the backyard with a 30x 50 tarp and some 2x4's. The whole thing was surreal. We did skits, Passover, Madlibs, traditional prayers, and everyone had a blast," Moskowitz added.

The service was one of several seders held on campus, including one held at the Freeman Center. Passover concludes Saturday, April 14, at sundown.

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