500 BCE: World's Jewish population is about 300,000 (0.2% of the global population).

419 BCE: The high priest of Jerusalem responds to a query from Jews on the Nile island of Elephantine on how to properly observe Passover: "In the month of Nisan, let there be a Passover....Do not work on the 15th day and on the 21st day. Also, drink no intoxicants, and anything in which there is leaven."

Tonight, the document is in the Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin.

haggadah Section: Maggid - Beginning
Source: American