A new TV program in Volgograd, Russia, and Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Zalman Yoffe, the city's chief rabbi, brought the traditions of Passover to the small screen.

Aired during the eight-day holiday, the episode of "The Peoples of Volgograd" featured Yoffe discussing the unique nature of Passover, its customs and symbols such as the Seder plate and matzah.

As part of the production, the film crew visited the city's synagogue, where they learned more about the local Jewish population, one of some 100 ethnic groups that call Volgograd home.

Svetlana Yuriecheva, the program's host, informed the rabbi that the material gathered for the show would give the producers ample inspiration for several more episodes. ...