Pesach on My Mind

By Leonard Fein

Forward Association, 2010

The Seder is, first and foremost, a teaching moment, and the thing that insists on being taught can be condensed into two of the Haggadah's words - avadim hayinu - we were slaves. It doesn't tell us our forbears were slaves - it says that we were slaves, and that we are to remember in every generation to see ourselves as if it was we who came out of Egypt, from slavery to freedom. Neglect to focus on that and you might as well toss the Haggadah and watch the Charlton Heston movie instead.

Topic: Tradition, Slavery, Freedom, Meaning, Holidays

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

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