Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I recently read the book “What Every Christian Needs to Know About Passover” by Rabbi Evan Moffic. In the book, he describes the process of getting ready for the Passover celebration and the need a Jewish family has to properly prepare for the sacred meal.
According to Rabbi Moffic, the entire process can take months to do right. It begins with the cleansing of the house from all remnants of leaven (the yeast used in making bread), no matter how small. You see, Passover requires that there be absolutely no bread in the house. Even an errant crumb that has fallen between the sofa cushions will ruin the purity of the home, so it is important to do a thorough job of cleaning.