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Technology brings families together at Passover

At his family’s Passover celebration Monday, Rabbi Keith Stern of Newton’s Temple Beth Avodah will gather relatives around the table for the Seder meal commemorating the exodus of enslaved Jews from Egypt thousands of years ago.

Two of Stern’s five adult children will not be physically present — one is in East Africa, the other in Northern California — yet both will be on hand for the holiday’s tradition of prayer, eating matzo, and asking the question: “Why is this night different from all other nights?”

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