of us will be marking the holiday alone or in smaller groups. Our staff has been talking about our own plans, in virtual meetings and text chats while we work from home and – like many of you – try to stay connected to colleagues, family, and friends.
One of the great things about Passover is that it is so adaptable – we ritually retell the Exodus story in the context of the world events unfolding around us. During World War II, the ancient Israelites’ liberation from bondage took on new significance for US soldiers witnessing the suffering of Europe’s Jewish communities. Far from home, many of these young soldiers attended Seders that were very different from the ones they’d grown up with.
Learn more about their stories below and tell your own!
We are experiencing something extraordinary – hoping to save lives through social isolation from our loved ones, and finding creative ways to link family and friends through technology. In the middle of all this, let’s also remember the first responders, medical personnel, truck drivers, soldiers, and so many others who are serving away from home this spring.
From our NMAJH Family to yours,