One of the key moral lessons of Passover and the Exodus is that our historical experience as slaves in Egypt requires us to work for the freedom of others.
In the Passover Seder, we use the different foods on the seder plate as a means to explore the meaning of freedom. We refrain from certain foods for the entire holiday in order to deepen our appreciation of our freedom.
Yet, even in our generation, food itself deprives some people of their freedom. We take for granted the people who harvest and produce our food, because they are largely invisible to us.
We invite you to consider including this special Passover insert in your Seder. If others are slaves, can we truly be free?
“If a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. The stranger who sojourns with you shall be to you as the home-born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were sojourners in the land of Mitzrayim.” – Leviticus 19:33-34
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