Pesach celebrates one of the most important events in Jewish history – G-d’s redemption of the Jewish people from their enslavement in Egypt. I feel that it has many similarities to what is going on in our world today, which is trying to enslave or limit us by the uprising of anti-Semitism and racism.
The Jewish people have always had to deal with beliefs by many that want to limit our freedom. It is a very scary thought that we are dealing with these issues now in our schools and synagogues, in Israel and around the world.
It does liberate us to know that we were freed from slavery in Egypt and have and always will be able to overcome the prejudice that is happening now by remembering and making sure the horrific acts of the past will never happen to our Jewish society again!
So, eight days of eating unleavened bread and the other traditions surrounding Passover is what I feel limits and liberates us to remember the past and rejoice the future!
Brenda Gelfand is a senior account manager.