Passover2021 FYIF1

Saturday, March 27, 2021 is the first night of Passover, the weeklong Jewish holiday that celebrates the re-telling of the story of the Exodus from Egypt. On this holiday, Jews eat unleavened bread (matzah) to recall when they left Egypt in haste – before the bread had time to rise. The Passover Seder begins by welcoming anyone who is hungry. There are frequent reminders to the participants that through their ancestors, they too were slaves in the land of Egypt. Even though that was more than 3000 years ago, the story of the Exodus resonates with all free people and those who are still striving for freedom and civil rights. The Seder concludes with the remembrance of the meaning of freedom in each generation: “No one is free unless all are free.” This is the second Passover during COVID. Extended families may choose not to travel but rather to unite by Zoom with all of its technical potentials, e.g., “Uncle Harry you’re still muted.”