Many centuries ago, at this time of year, our ancestors left the slavery of Egypt to search for national
independence and personal dignity. We are here to honor those who have struggled for freedom, to
renew our personal commitment to work for justice and peace, and to take heart in our own personal
journeys out of oppression. ❍
For it is said:
Every person, in every generation, must regard herself or himself as having been personally freed from
bondage in Mitzraim, the biblical land of Egypt. ❍
We will all say the brocha and light the candles.

haggadah Section: Introduction