Residents in Israel have united together whilst in curfew on the first night of Passover with Israelis taking to their balconies and gardens to celebrate God’s deliverance from Egypt.
Instead of large family celebrations, Seder Night was limited to only immediate family at home due to the lockdown measures, but many shared the celebration with songs and prayers echoing through the night across the country. Others cheered their support for the show of unity.
Under curfew, Israelis sing Seder songs together from their balconieshttps://www.ynetnews.com/article/HyxLqsoDI
Posted by Ynetnews on Wednesday, 8 April 2020
Another video emerged of a man praying in the middle of the street, with people from surrounding balconies repeating.
Quarantine prayers for Passover in Israel.
Our people have celebrated this holiday through exiles, slavery, and genocide.
We will also get through this pandemic.
We have endured and will continue to endure. pic.twitter.com/pC2mdAKZmK
— Yoni Michanie (@YoniMichanie) April 9, 2020
In one Be’er Sheva neighbourhood, local residents set their Seder tables out on the street.
In Be’er Sheva, #Israel families decided to take the #Passover #seder outside to the street while following the orders of the health care office, so that they all would celebrate together even those who are without their families. THIS IS ISRAEL! #Holiday #jews #COVID pic.twitter.com/Ky7rKhOB9w
— 🇮🇱Michali✡️ (@Michali1990) April 8, 2020
In hospitals across Israel, medical teams in protective clothing prepared a Seder meal for patients on coronavirus wards.