As we gather with family and friends this Passover, let us remind ourselves that slavery, redemption, and everything in between have always been part of a singular course in our people’s history: to ensure that we, our children, and our children’s children shall merit seeing Jewish life flourishing freely in a Jewish land.
Moses is a paradigm of leadership. He made mistakes and freely admitted these mistakes, all the time reminding his people and himself that life is transient, a stop over between birth and death and what matters in life is not who we are but what we do
Jerusalem. Passover, 1948. An American girl studying at Hebrew University shares her moving experience of a Seder Night in a city under seige, yet full of the celebration of freedom of the Jewish People.
On the eve of Passover 1948, Rabbi Moshe Saks, known as Bud to his family and friends, was stationed in Jerusalem's Talpiot neighborhood, trying to figure out how to get Passover supplies and ammunition to the embattled Haganah soldiers in the Makor Haim neighborhood.
On Seder night, as a family, we give thanks to God for delivering us from slavery to freedom, as well as for giving us the incredible hospitals and doctors of the modern State of Israel, and delivering my wife from sickness to health.
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