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- April 14, 2014
Passover is the Jewish holiday which recounts the story of the Israelites who were slaves in ancient Egypt being led to freedom by Moses. It is celebrated with a festive meal, the Seder, around which the story, the Haggadah, is read. Indeed, Jesus’ Last Supper is thought to have been a Passover Seder. The central theme of Passover is slavery and freedom which is still relevant today. While there are an estimated 20-30 million people enslaved today, one of Passover’s teachings is that we are all in the shackles of some form of bondage and that every year we renew the process of finding true freedom for ourselves and for others. We thought you might enjoy this interfaith and inter-cultural Passover Haggadah (see link). It includes some Bob Marley songs, readings from various faiths and fun twists on the classics: instead of four sons we have four daughters, the story of of the Exodus is written as a little play and we sing Had Gadya with sound effects.