WOODBURY - ? Passover began tonight for thousands of Jews across Long Island.

Traditionally, Matzoh is eaten to celebrate the Jewish exodus from Egypt. Jews also eat horseradish to remember the bitter times.

In addition, it is also a holy week for Christians.

Pope Benedict XVI began Holy Week yesterday with the traditional Palm Sunday blessing in St. Peter?s Square.

The pope is now preparing for Holy Thursday, the Way of the Cross procession at the Coliseum on Good Friday and East Sunday Mass.