“What Passover Means to a Secular Jew – My Four Questions” by Dr. Laini Burstein on March 24

What are these questions?

  • Why does an atheist lead a Seder, the ritual Passover meal modeled on a Roman banquet?
  • Why commemorate the ostensible Exodus from Egypt over 3000 years ago, despite scant evidence supporting the existence of Moses?
  • Why proclaim joyfully “next year in Jerusalem” when the heart-wrenching Israeli-Palestinian conflict leaves so many people bitterly at odds?
  • Why celebrate the ancient liberation of my people, their enslavement dashed under the specter of long ago? Plagues, when billions of people around the globe today are yet starving and oppressed?

Please join Dr. Burstein as she shares her feelings about the vital importance of
keeping Pesach – a time to welcome the season of planting, reflect on the cost of freedom, and look ahead to the hope of peace.

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