Unique Passover Traditions
Re-enacting Crossing the Red Sea
Hasidic Jews from the Polish town of Góra Kalwaria, known as Gerer Hasids, re-enact the crossing of the Red Sea on the seventh day of Passover by pouring water on the floor, lifting up their coats, and naming the towns that they would cross in their region of Poland. They raise a glass at each "town" and then thank God for helping them reach their destination.
Take a behind-the-scenes video tour of this Brooklyn bakery and watch the careful, but frantic, process of making traditional, hand-rolled matzah.