Every year at the Passover Seder we retell the ancient story of the Exodus, the quintessential immigration story. We imagine that it is we who are fleeing Egypt. With the sea parted in front of us, we walk alongside our ancestors on their journey from slavery to freedom. Reliving this journey helps us appreciate our own freedom anew, and invites us to empathize with all of those who live in fear and are seeking their own promised land.
This Passover, let us also imagine walking alongside our more recent ancestors on their journeys, escaping poverty or persecution and migrating to America. Download the Passover reading and discuss what we can do to make just and fair immigration reform a reality.