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PASSOVER FOR ALL! TUESDAY, MARCH 26
We are all heirs to the great liberation narrative of the Western world, the biblical Exodus from Egyptian bondage. The uniqueness of Passover is found in the notion that “history” is also a timeless present. Yes, we remember and commemorate an event, but we continue to live the story – we were freed and redeemed, but we still need freedom and redemption. It’s a paradox: it already happened, but not yet.
The various aspects of the Passover seder – the telling of the tale, the special foods, the songs, the ritual acts – are all designed to allow us to enter the story as if it happened to us, personally! It is something we participated in long ago and continue to participate in.
We are “free” because of what happened then, but we are not quite there yet, not completely, and not all of us.
REMEMBER. RE-ENACT. RENEW. RE-COMMIT.