On Monday night we celebrated the Festival of Passover with Jews around the world. Throughout history, the Seder meal has provided a sense of family, Jewish identity and hopes for the future. Through ritual foods and readings, we are challenged to recognize our roles in the redemption of the world. Feeding the hungry, fighting injustice and reaching out to those in need are among the many themes we consider as we retell the story of our Exodus from Egypt.
As we refrain from eating matzah over the course of this week, may each of us find a renewed sense of connection with the Jewish community and an increased sense of awareness of the injustices that continue to plague our world.
Beckye joins me in wishing all of you a Happy Passover.