In the early medieval period, it became customary for Ashkenazi Jews to not eat a category of foods called kitniyot. What are they?
Hametz, is defined as any food made of wheat, barley, oats, spelt, and rye—that has been made wet and left unbaked for more than 18 minutes.
Passover, commemorates the exodus from Egypt. On a spiritual level, the festival confronts us with the notion of redemption.
The Passover seder is the cumulative result of untold generations of Jews telling the same story, the Exodus from Egypt.