Passover Readings for Justice
As we come together with family and friends around our Passover table, and prepare to recall our slavery in Egypt, the ten plagues, and the journey to freedom, we recognize the opportunity – obligation even – to consider the modern-day plagues and forms of slavery that persist.
JCRC has compiled links to several additional readings that can help raise awareness around contemporary injustices including antisemitism, the refugee crisis, mass incarceration, human trafficking, the struggle of being LGBTQ+, hunger, the genocide of the Rohingya people, and more.
We hope you’ll find a few minutes (while the brisket is cooking) to peruse the sites below and print out a few additional readings to spark important conversations around your seder table and inspire action!
Chag Pesach Sameach!
Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA): A collection of social justice resources for Passover
American World Jewish Service (AJWS):This year, put social justice on your Seder table
Avodah: Resources from our Partners and Allies in our Social Justice Work
Anti-Defamation League (ADL):Let us reflect on the modern plagues that still oppress so many, and do everything in our power to forcefully fight them
Keshet:Queering Your Seder
HIAS:Explore the Connections between the Ancient Passover Story and Today’s Refugees
Haggadah Creator:Let’s Make Your Passover Haggadah Together
Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Religious Action Center (RAC)