To everything there is a season and a time. Today is a time for many feelings. Today we weep as we recount the suffering of our ancestors and we laugh at their deliverance. We mourn the innocent victims of cruelty and persecution, but our hears dance with price in their valiant struggle for liberty. Today we tell again the story of the Exodus from Egypt, but we are silent with wonder at the events. Today is a time to look backward, so that we can look forward. Today we tell the story of freedom.

haggadah Section: Introduction