L’ma’an tizkor et yom tzait’chah – Therefore you shall remember the day that you went forth. Deuteronomy Chapter 16, Verse 3.
As Jews in our community, and in fact around the world gather together to celebrate Passover, we remember the story of the Exodus. After 400 years of slavery in Egypt we remember our ancestors 40 year journey through the desert to freedom in the Land of Israel.
The Passover Seder, with its symbols and rituals, instructs each generation to remember our past while valuing our freedom and the responsibility it entails. As Jews gather around the world to celebrate the hard-earned gift of freedom, Christine, Ben, Matty and I wish all who celebrate Passover a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Chag sameach.