MILWAUKEE, Wis. (SPECTRUM NEWS) - At the beginning of Passover last week week, Rabbi Hannah Wallick with the Milwaukee Jewish Federation knew that certain traditions would need to temporarily be put on hold in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
"We are taking [Governor Tony Evers'] Safer-at-Home order very seriously," Rabbi Wallick told Spectrum News 1. "You may know that congregations are used to meeting daily, sometimes many times daily in a quorum of ten. Our congregations have not done that for a very long time."
Passover began last Wednesday evening and continues until this Thursday.
"Usually for Passover, families get together, there's a lot of travel, we have great big meals," Rabbi Wallick said. "We have a tradition-- "Let all who are hungry come and eat"-- so we have very inclusive Passover seders, but not this year. This year, families are not getting together in person and we're also not having great big meals in person-- we're having meals only with our families and for some people who live alone or with one other person, that is the limit of their seder, but many people, if it's within their religious tradition, are choosing to get together virtually."
View the entire interview above.
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