The story of Passover — the story we retell each year at our Seder tables — illuminates the core narrative of the Jewish people: we were once slaves in Egypt, but now we are free. This story still resonates today with the struggles and journeys to freedom still traveled by so many oppressed communities around the globe.
This year, when we relive the story of our own liberation, we can also think of the millions of people around the world who are still enslaved by poverty, violence, discrimination and many other afflictions. They are women, girls and LGBTQI people fighting for rights and equality; indigenous people protecting their land and struggling to survive the ravages of climate change; activists speaking out against injustice; and so many more. At this year’s Seder, we can challenge ourselves to take a more active and more meaningful role in hastening their freedom.
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Passover 2019 / 5779 begins at sundown on Friday, April 19, 2019 and ends the evening of Saturday, April 27, 2019.