Happy Passover from BINA!
This Passover, in between the Horseradish and Matza Ball Soup, we invite you to take the time with your family and friends to talk about some of the deeper meanings of Passover for our lives in the modern world today. This year we have selected a number of texts that bring together 2 main ideas from the Passover story:
- "Do not oppress a stranger for you know the soul of the stranger, since you were strangers in the Land of Egypt. " (Exodus 23:9)
What do these ideas mean for us today? Why are they so much "easier said than done"?
Here you will find:
1. A short text study that you can use at your Seder about family, community, Jews, and non-Jews.
2. "Kol HaMarbe" - a modern secular Haggadah by BINA Secular Yeshiva students and staff, combining traditional and nontraditional sources, developed especially for The Secular Yeshiva's student & faculty Seder 5773 (2013). (Hebrew Only) [Please note that this Haggadah is a draft internal document, intended for educational purposes only. It is as a courtesy that we are sharing this trial document with our friend. Feel free to share your thoughts and feedback, and enjoy!]
3. A link to "Out of Egypt" - a beautiful music video comparing the plight of African migrants/refugees in Israel with the Jewish Exodus story. BINA volunteers have been working for years with the diverse populations of south Tel Aviv, including the growing population of migrants from Africa, seeing just and Jewish solutions to rising challenges. Some questions for thought: What are our obligations to our fellow Jews in distress? What are our obligations to fellow non-Jews in distress? (Hebrew with English subtitles)
Happy Festival of Freedom!
The BINA Family