These bitter herbs represent the bitterness of slavery, oppression and hatred. We do not just swallow the bitter herbs whole; they have to be chewed, tasted and experienced. After all, knowing about oppression

is only the beginning. To fight it, we ourselves have to feel its bitterness.

Take a stand. We decry the bitter hatred, racial strife and persecution that continue to victimize the people of Darfur. Their suffering is our suffering. Let us not say “they are the other” and therefore not our problem. It is through acknowledging and protesting the world’s other genocides that we give honor to the victims and survivors of our own.

Marror question:

How does your identity as a Jew affect your response to injustice?

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