Why everyone loves Passover

It's more than the matzo ball soup

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Passover, which begins tonight, is one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays. Recent studies show that 70 percent of Jews celebrate this ritualized re-telling of the Exodus story, far more than the 53 percent who observe Yom Kippur or the 39 percent who are members of a synagogue.

There are also increasingly non-Jews observing Passover. The Mormon Brigham Young University holds a seder, the ritual Passover meal, annually, as do some churches, either to give their congregants an insight into Judaism or interpret it through a Christian lens.

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