Passover, a holiday that celebrates freedom, could not come at a more unique time. Over the past seven weeks, I continue to be reminded about how special freedom is.
From the Russian invasion of Ukraine to the recent terrorist attacks engulfing Israel, to the antisemitic incidents we continue to see, I recognize that “getting to the other side” is all relative.
In the past few weeks, we hosted AJC’s Atlanta Unity Seder, an opportunity to prove that we had made progress in returning to the way things used to be, while recognizing that they will never be the same.
Each speaker placed a sunflower in a vase at the podium to recognize the atrocities being committed and offering a sign of hope. We had religious, political, ethnic and communal representatives, join us to participate in this unique holiday, where we invite guests into our homes.
I know that I am looking forward to our continued transformation as a society, that finds ways to bring people more together, than ever before.
Chag Pesach Sameach.
Dov Wilker is regional director of American Jewish Committee.