Three hundred years ago, a ship called the  Mayflower  set sail to the New World. This was a great event in the history of England. Yet I wonder if there is one Englishman who knows at what time the ship set sail? Do the English know how many people embarked on this voyage? What quality of bread did they eat? Yet more than three thousand three hundred years ago, before the  Mayflower  set sail, the Jews left Egypt. Every Jew in the world, even in America or Soviet Russia, knows exactly what date they left - the fifteenth of the month of Nisan. Everyone knows what kind of bread they ate. Even today the Jews worldwide eat matza on the fifteenth of NIsan. They retell the story of the Exodus and all the troubles Jews have endured since being exiled. They conclude this evening with two statements:  This year, slaves. Next year, free men. This year here. Next year in Jerusalem.

haggadah Section: Nirtzah
Source: David Ben-Gurion, speech to the United Nations in 1947