Saturday, March 27, 2021

Passover Haggadahs Celebrating our Immigrant Nation and a Citizenship POP Quiz

Lady Liberty Opening the gate to a immigrant Jewish family. Source.

The United States is a Nation of Immigrants.  Each immigrant group brings it unique story.

Passover (Pesach) is the Jewish holiday that celebrates the emancipation of the Jews from slavery in ancient Egypt.

The Haggadah is a Jewish text that is read every year during the Passover meal (Seder).  

Here are  four haggadahs which remember that the Jews were once refugees, too, and are obligated to seek justice for "the Stranger."

This Passover, let us all embrace the lessons of this holiday’s story and extend a hand of friendship to our immigrant and refugee neighbors and advocate for their rights. 

AWJS: Next Year in a Just World
This year, put social justice on your Seder table. Use the AJWS Global Justice Haggadah to spark meaningful conversations at your Seder — and connect our shared story of liberation with people fighting for freedom around the world today.

HIAS: Passover Resources
Explore the connections between the ancient Passover story and today's refugees The HIAS Haggadah In Every Generation See Yourself As Though You Left Egypt offers a deeper exploration of the global refugee crisis. While you are on the HIAS website, check out their N-400 translations in 7 languages!

Vice President Harris Participates in the White House's Virtual Passover Celebration with Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff

Also see:

VOANews: New York Mosque Hosts Passover Celebrations


100:03. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?

100:09. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?

100:10. What is freedom of religion?

100:51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?

100:55. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?

100:58. What is one reason colonists came to America?

100:76. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

100:84. What movement tried to end racial discrimination?

100:95. Where is the Statue of Liberty?*

100:100. Name two national U.S. holidays.

updated 2023-04-01

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