week in Review 3-29-2018
Since the tragic shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month, our nation has been captivated by the spirit of those students and other young people from across the country.
Like Nachson, who jumped in and took the first steps to split the Red Sea for the Jews to escape the approaching Egyptian forces, these young people have parted the political waters. They have also leapt into the unknown with nothing but their faith and courage guiding them as they forge ahead.
During the Passover Seder, we are instructed to teach our children the story of Passover. They are to learn from us the lessons of freedom and redemption. However, this year it is the parents and the adults who are learning from the children. It is L'dor v'dor, from generation to generation, but in reverse.
This new, young generation is teaching us that we cannot be complacent in a world that normalizes gun violence, racial and religious hatred and fails to accept those that are different from our selves.
The story of Passover is filled with struggle and hope; slavery and freedom. It is about standing up to power so that we can change the world, one student and one vote at a time.
As we gather with our friends and families around the Seder table, may we each be inspired to stand up, jump in, and lead the way as well.
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