As a nation and one after the other in Africa and the Middle East engaged in the struggle for freedom, Easter Holiday, which begins this week, it’s still a lot to teach us about the nature of the battle.
Jewish festival of freedom is the oldest continually observed their religious rites in the world. Over the centuries, the Feast of Passover has not lost its power to inspire the imagination of successive generations of Jews with the drama in the annual re-enactment of slavery and emancipation.
It is lively, full of direct experiences such as eating Matza, the unleavened bread of affliction, and tasting maror, bitter herbs of persecution. A ritual not performed in the synagogue but in the beginning, in the middle of the family, and reminds us that words, Alexis de Tocqueville, “where are retained as long as the feeling of the family alive, and the opponent of injustice and never alone.” Perhaps one of the leading innovation is that from beginning to end, and they are designed to engage and enthrall a child’s mind.
Has been guided by the rabbis who put together by the ritual of the Bible itself and the narrative is very unexpected is told in the 12th and 13th chapters of the exit. Here is the scene: Moses had met people to tell them they’re about to go free. In exile, enslaved, threatened by Pharaoh, who ordered that it is not permissible to kill every Israeli child is mentioned, people have witnessed a series of wonders performed on their behalf. Moses is now about to tell them that they will leave soon and start the long walk to freedom.