Recently in Israel, the president told his audience of young Israelis that the Passover story has a special resonance to him, as an African-American whose early years were not rooted in any one place. He said

    To African Americans, the story of the Exodus was perhaps the central story, the most powerful image about emerging from the grip of bondage to reach for liberty and human dignity – a tale that was carried from slavery through the Civil Rights Movement into today. For me, personally, growing up in far-flung parts of the world and without firm roots, the story spoke to a yearning within every human being for a home."

So, yes, on Passover we sit around and talk about freedom and other topics inspired by the Haggadah. Tonight I'll host a 17-person Passover seder which will include people from various genders (including transitioning), gender preferences, religions, and ages. Onward.

posted by lil: 2124 days ago