Early Pesach in parliament

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and Zionism Victoria has hosted a Passover themed luncheon at State Parliament with thirty Members of Parliament, including Ministers and Shadow Ministers.

The event was held with the support of the Parliamentary Friends of Israel, led my David Southwick MP and Marsha Thompson MP.

The lunch also coincided with Purim, and Rabbi Gersh Lazarow explained the stories and themes of Passover and Purim, with a special emphasis on the Seder and the Seder plates which were placed on each table.  The parliamentarians gained an understanding of the some of the key events in Jewish history, as well as Jewish traditions and festivals.  They were particularly interested in some of the rules of Kashrut, and the symbolism of the items on the Seder plate.

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