This article originally appeared in the JTA on March 21, 2018.
By Gabe Friedman
(JTA) — Although Jews have celebrated Passover by reading from the Haggadah in one form or another for 2,000 years, Jewish organizations and publishers strive each year to connect the holiday to modern times with fresh Haggadahs as well as supplements.
“How do we connect the ancient story of Exodus to modern struggles for freedom as individuals and as a multiracial, multiethnic Jewish community?”
That’s the thinking behind this Haggadah insert and set of trivia cards from the nonprofits Repair the World and Be’chol Lashon, which help connect Jews with volunteer work and promote awareness of Jewish diversity, respectively. The insert asks seder participants to discuss the the Exodus theme, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and what freedom means. The cards contain trivia about international communities, such as the Abayudaya Jews in Uganda or the Jews of Gibraltar.