Happy Passover from EJP Chairman
We are celebrating the Passover – a meaningful starting point for our people. A holiday filled with symbols, meanings, and reflections. A holiday in which we have to turn the ancient into the actual year after year.
As a nation, we are going through difficult times filled with complex events. Recent history, and especially contemporary events, often seem incomprehensible to us. We ask ourselves why and for what reason did this happen to us? And we don’t always have the answer.
Although analyzing the events of ancient history, we can put the events in a consequential chain, bearing in mind a broad perspective. Among the enslaved people in Egypt, there were probably those who could not фссузе the situation, thought about how the Jews allowed themselves to be enslaved in the first place, and maybe lamented for what this fate befell them. Most likely, they did not find a consoling answer for themselves at that moment. However, looking at this history through the centuries, we know that this was only the initial and necessary stage in the formation of the spirit and character of our nation. A nation that had centuries of remarkable history ahead at the time.
May this teach us patience and a strong faith that whatever is happening makes sense and the best is yet to come.
On Wednesday night, Jews from all over the world, regardless of where they live, which language they speak, and which political beliefs they have, will sit down at the table and read yet the same text of the Passover Haggadah and sing the same songs. That is what united our people for thousands of years. And on this holiday, I wish to believe that the unity of our people is still not only in ceremonies but in shared goals, values, hopes, and aspirations.
Kosher and Happy Holiday to you. Chag Kasher veSameach!