Religion: Bright New Haggadah for Passover

For nearly two millenniums, the feast of Passover has been a lamp of hope in the dark night of Jewish existence. In ghetto and concentration camp, amidst pogrom or Inquisition, it has reminded Jews the world over that the Lord who led them out of Egypt would set them free again.

"Why is this night different from all other nights?" a child would ask at the Seder, the ritual meal on the first night of the week-long feast. Why the matzo? Why the bitter herbs? Then, as the family followed the rites set down in...

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