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4 Problems

4 Problems


How is this night different from other nights? On other nights we are not obligated to ask the questions of what separates us from redemption. Tonight we are so obligated.

1) Why are women not yet universally recognized as being created in the divine image?

2) Why are Israelis still living in a state of war?

3) Why are millions of people still suffering from hunger?

4) Why are there still dictators who prevent the voices of their people from being heard?

Like the traditional Four Questions, these are just examples. But unlike the traditional quesitons, these are problems whose resolutions resist easy answers. We are not obligated to complete the task, but niether are we free to remain complacent.