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
2019 Passover Resource Round-Up
This Passover, the Imperative of Educating Americans about Anti-Semitism
American World Jewish Service (AJWS):This year, put social justice on your Seder table
Next Year in a Just World: A Global Justice Haggadah
An Exodus in our Time: A Reflection on the Rohingya Crisis for the Passover table
Our Part in the Journey to Freedom: A Passover call to Action
Avodah: Resources from our Partners and Allies in our Social Justice Work
Passover Haggadot & Resources for Collective Liberation
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
This Passover, Think of the Modern Plagues
Keshet:Queering Your Seder
The Pride Freedom Seder Haggadah
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)
Invisible: The Story of Modern Day Slavery, a Social Justice Haggadah
Invisible: The Story of Modern Day Slavery, a Passover Seder Supplement
Passover Haggadah Supplement: Crying Out Against Mass Incarceration