Don’t let this Pesach pass without creating lasting memories with your loved ones. Pesach is seven days long and approaching rather quickly! Pesach celebrates togetherness and unity in families and freedom. If you’re looking to fill that time with family-oriented adventures, we’ve listed three affordable things you can do with your family this Pesach to maximize your Pesach experience, whether you are in Israel or not!
1. Walking tours
Delve into Israel’s culture and beautiful scenery with this fun and affordable option. While capturing interesting stories and facts about Israel’s history, architecture, and culture, you’ll also get to visit some of the most beautiful towns in Israel. One company, Tarbush tours, even have comedians lead their tours and offer multi-ethnic tasting tours. For a dose of knowledge and laughter, check out one of their 11 tours! For a full list of walking tour options in Tel Aviv, click here for more information. For a virtual tour to Israel, click here to begin.
2. Cook traditional foods
Being a rather large celebratory time for the Israelites, Pesach is a great time to try new ethnic dishes. While sweet foods are a main component to the festivities because of the “hope for a sweet life,” Mufleta is also a holiday classic. In just approximately one hour, you can try these tasty, crispy pseudo pancakes. Mufleta is made to signify the end of Pesach and is made with as little as 7 ingredients:
- 1 tsp dry yeast
- pinch of sugar
- ½ cup warm water
- 250 g strong bread flour
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp olive oil, plus a little extra for pan-frying
- butter and honey, to serve
Don’t forget to enjoy this recipe with plenty of friends and family! This is a perfect activity to bring everyone together and remember how God provided to the Israelites when they fled from Egypt. For the full recipe, click here.
3. Make an Afikoman Bag
During Pesach, children normally participate in a rather large hunt to find the Afikoman, a large piece of matzah that was prior hidden during the Sedar. The matzah, or piece of unleavened bread, is broken off before the Pesach meal, wrapped in a cloth, and hidden. After the meal, children take off to find the piece of bread. Similar to an egg hunt, children excitedly prepare for this hunt by making their very own Afikoman bag. This is a simple craft your kids will love and is a great way to get them involved for the holiday. For a tutorial on how to make your own bag, click here.
Pesach can be celebrated in many ways and across the world. Most importantly, it is a time to recognize God’s provision and a time to thank Him for love and faithfulness. These are simple ways to introduce your children to the Israelite culture.