Passover is the most widely celebrated Jewish holiday in North America. What makes Passover appealing to so many of us? Is it the fact that Passover is a home-based holiday, which offers an opportunity for family and friends to gather around the seder table, recalling past memories and creating new ones? Or is it that the core themes of slavery and liberation still resonate so deeply within us that we want to retell the story of Passover again and again each year?
Whoever saves one life, it is as if he has saved the whole world. (Talmud) Passover is usually one of my favorite holidays. I love the ritual of preparing the house, the smell of the food, and the...
For tens of millions of people slavery is not an historic relic. It is the brutal reality of their lives.