As the year 2023 seems to fly by, we have many challenges facing our world. Although globally there is unrest and suffering for many people, we must continue to be strong, positive, and hopeful. Jews throughout the world will be celebrating Passover in a few days, and what better time than now to remember how incredible progress and change can be accomplished when all hope looks lost. Passover is a time of reflection, inspiration, and renewal. It is a time to celebrate freedom, remember our history, and look towards the future.
As we gather together to celebrate this holiday, we are reminded of the importance of unity and community. This year, we are especially honored to be celebrating the 75th anniversary of Passover and the State of Israel. This milestone is a testament to the enduring nature of our traditions, and the strength of our community. As we come together to commemorate this occasion, we are reminded of the many challenges that our ancestors faced on their journey to freedom. At the heart of Passover is the theme of unity. It is only through coming together that we are able to create a strong and resilient community. As we celebrate this holiday, we must remember that we are all part of a larger whole. We must work together to support and uplift one another, and to create a world that is just and equitable for all.
This year, as we gather around the Seder table, let us take a moment to reflect on the lessons of our ancestors. Let us remember the struggles that they faced, and the strength and determination that they showed in the face of adversity. Let us also look towards the future with hope and optimism, knowing that we have the power to shape our own destiny. As we celebrate this milestone 75th anniversary, let us also take the time to appreciate the incredible richness and diversity of our community. We come from many different backgrounds and traditions, but we are all united in our commitment to celebrating our heritage and passing it on to future generations. In the spirit of Passover, let us work together to create a more just and equitable world. Let us be inspired by the example of our ancestors and let us strive to make the world a better place for all. Together, we can create a community that is strong, resilient, and united in our shared values and beliefs.
I hope to celebrate with you at Atlanta Celebrates Israel @75. www.AtlantaCelebratesIsrael75.com.
Chag Sameach to all and a Happy 75th Anniversary!
Delilah Cohen is a founder of D. Cohen Academy, JNF-USA Atlanta Board and Israel@75 Co-Chair.