The Jewish holiday of Passover begins Saturday. The religious feast marks the exodus of Jews from from Egypt. It was a journey out of bondage. Food and drink factor prominently at Passover — 4 cups of wine, matzoh ball soup, gefilte fish, big stews, and some families begin cooking months before the event.
Several years ago the Barer family began filming their preparations for the seder. The home movie turned into a documentary called “The Gefilte Fish chronicles.” WFCR’s Tina Antolini met with one of the eldest members of the family, Peppy Barer who now lives in Hadley. She’s 88, and until recently she hosted the generations old seder at her home. Her mother and father began their seder traditions in Brooklyn, NY, at the turn of the 20th century, and since then, not one year has ever been missed.
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