April 17, 2011

LET MY PEOPLE GO:

Story of Passover is told in modern-day uprisings (Lila Bricklin, 4/17/11, Philadelphia Inquirer)

Monday night during the seder meal, Jews worldwide will relive the redemption of the Israelites as written in the book of Exodus.

The Haggadah - the book used to guide the seder and a word that means to tell, or the telling - says that in every generation each Jew must feel personally redeemed; we're supposed to embrace the exodus from Egypt as part of our own experience.

As history has played out the last three months across North Africa and the Middle East, I feel like I've borne witness to the Passover story on my TV and laptop. Dictators have been toppled in Tunisia and Egypt, and the world is helping rebel forces in Libya battle a brutal modern-day pharaoh.

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Posted by at April 17, 2011 6:36 AM
  

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