Happy Passover Y’all!
Passover night should be the best show in town. We should drive the kids and everyone attending the Seder crazy, so that they ask – why, “MA NISHETANA” – what is it that has changed?
At this night we have a very special duty, to find creative ways to explain the meaning of this holiday and the meaning of who we are and what we ought to be as a people. In the Torah, we are told 36 times to remember that we were slaves / strangers in Egypt so we must, says the Torah time and again, be kind to the stranger in our midst, treat them as we want people to treat us. This is because, as our sages say, in each generation must we feel as we ourselves were there, in Egypt, and were saved. In essence, this holiday makes us experience it ourselves.