For thousands of years Jewish people and their friends have gathered at this time to celebrate the coming of spring and tell a story of liberation. Our ancestors celebrated Passover in good years and bad, during peace and war, at home and in exile, in times of good health and previous plagues.

We find ourselves celebrating Passover during another such extraordinary time. When the world is transforming, it can be grounding to observe acient traditions. This pandemic-time seder has raised special challenges--seder-by-Zoom and homemade matzoh--but perhaps the memories will be all the more precious for those challenges. And this is my first time hosting a seder, so bear with me!

haggadah Section: Introduction