YOUR ISRAEL CONNECTION FOR PASSOVER
Passover is the celebration of a definitive, transformational moment that changed not only the Jewish people, but the entire world. This is a story of hope, success against all odds, faith, miracles and freedom.
THE STORY OF A PEOPLE TRANSFORMED
3000 years ago, the Children of Israel were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt. Passover marks the story of exodus, from being slaves in a foreign land, to becoming a free people in a sovereign nation. Passover is the story of our transformation from being the Children of Israel to becoming the Nation of Israel.
RETURN TO THE LAND
The Jewish people are the only nation on earth who have successfully returned and regained sovereignty in their indigenous homeland. Passover begins in Egypt, but the end of the journey from slavery to freedom marks the first, out of THREE times we have returned to the land that gave birth to our people.
OUR STORY, INSPIRING THE WORLD
On Passover we celebrate our story. We are commanded to remember it as if it had happened to us and not our ancestors. This instruction is profoundly important as it defines the mindset of a people who, even when enjoying the benefits of freedom, must never forget what it means to be a slave.
It is worth noting that this story, our story, has changed the world. It has inspired art, music and movies. More importantly the idea of freedom and attaining the “Promised Land” inspired the founders of the United States of America. Later, our story also served as inspiration for the leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement. The example provided by the Jewish people in the journey from slavery to freedom has been a beacon of hope for enslaved and oppressed people around the world.
Passover is a wonderful opportunity to deepen our connection to the legacy of Israel - but everyone connects in a different way. That’s why we’ve created this special collection of interesting Passover readings, activities, recipes and ways you can get involved and make a difference this holiday. There’s something for everyone!