What does freedom mean to you?

  1. Speak free (Can speak about whatever we want to say about)
  2. Live free (No restriction, can do whatever we want to do)
  3. Think free (Have dream of our own)

What is the historical story of Passover?

  • After many decades of slavery to the Egyptian pharaohs, during which time the Israelites were subjected to backbreaking labor and unbearable horrors,G‑dsaw the people’s distress and sentMosesto Pharaoh with a message: “Send forth My people, so that they may serve Me.” But despite numerous warnings, Pharaoh refused to heed G‑d’s command. G‑d then sent upon Egypt ten devastating plagues, afflicting them and destroying everything from their livestock to their crops.At the stroke of midnight of 15 Nissan in the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), G‑d visited the last of the ten plagues on the Egyptians, killing all their firstborn. While doing so, G‑d spared the Children ofIsrael, “passing over” their homes—hence the name of the holiday. Pharaoh’s resistance was broken, and he virtually chased his former slaves out of the land. The Israelites left in such a hurry, in fact, that the bread they baked as provisions for the way did not have time to rise. Six hundred thousand adult males, plus many more women and children, left Egypt on that day, and began the trek to Mount Sinai and their birth as G‑d’s chosen people.

How has this narrative been used in modern times or throughout history?

  1. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Speeches about freedom.
  2. American Civil War.
  3. American Independence War.

What are some personal ways to express the story?

  • We came to America to study because America is the Land of Freedom. The US government protect human rights, freedom of speech, and political rights.

haggadah Section: Introduction