Tonight Jews around the world, along with their family and friends, will sit down together at Passover seders. They will drink four cups of wine, sing Dayenu and hide the afikomen. And most importantly, they will tell stories about searching for freedom. In that spirit, here is a special Passover and freedom-themed collection of stories from around the web.
- The Forward published four powerful op-eds on Freedom: AJWS president, Ruth Messinger writes about nourishing the hungry, Rabbi David Wolpe writes about the freedom to education, Rabbi Shmuly Boteach writes about abolishing evil, and Douglass Rushkoff writes about freeing the world of inequities.
- eJewish Philanthropy posted a story about how virtual, online seder tables by VirtualSeder are providing help for hospitalized children in Israel. Relatedly, USA Today writes about how the Lone Soldier Center in Israel provides US immigrants in the Israeli army with a Passover table.
- JTA shared an article about President Obama’s Passover message, which called for the alleviation of “the suffering, poverty, injustice and hunger of those who are not yet free.”
- Across the pond in England, The Guardian shared a special podcast on freedom featuring comedian David Schneider, Maureen Lipman, Amy Rosenthal and Rabbi Jeremy Gordon.
- And, just for fun, JibJab lets you create personalized, Passover-themed e-greetings to send to friends and family.