We are enslaved when we do not listen to others who may respond differently than ourselves. We are freed when we are willing to respond to others with tolerance for their different points of view.
We are enslaved when we seek only our point of view even if it displays a selfish desire and may harm others. We are freed when we understand there may be another way to achieve our goals.
We are freed when are able to accomplish our wants and needs while not taking advantage of others. Passover is not for the Jewish people alone. The story of reaching for freedom is for all.
Mike Leven is the CEO of the Georgia Aquarium and former vice president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.