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Celebration of passover begins tonight at sundown but there's more to the Jewish festival -- eating lots of bread and drinking wine and four cups of -- It's about Moses leading the Israel lights away from slavery in ancient Egypt -- right now with more.
The meaning of the holiday is rabbi Josef.
Fantastic he is executive vice president of New York's board of rabbis -- in the morning to you your -- so.
Four for folks who are -- familiar exactly with what passover is all about it really marks the exodus of the Jews from.
-- -- two years ago it was a wonderful -- -- trading places right I think that team.
Is -- -- in the passover story because we trade places here we are free which -- experienced slavery by tasting history at the table.
By eating the bitter herbs the months up at the same time we -- become slaves.
Then become liberated.
And I think one of the great messages here is.
Liberation even for those war free.
Has special meaning because -- -- not texting.
We're not on the iPhone -- sitting talking to each other looking at each other I -- And to me that's liberation that's great.
No I I remembered the story from the movies of course always win in ancient times.
They would smeared the blood of a -- above the door and that would keep the Angel of death.
From inflicting pain or or.
Death upon the first -- in that and we is that that passover.
Is that -- passover comes that's the first -- about the real story is people who have been slate for hundreds of years.
We're now given the opportunity to experience freedom.
And I think it.
Makes of values.
The message of being free especially in America we Jews who have a history.
Where we've face persecution programs to be able to live here to sit on the table.
Not to have to worry.
About those threats is a great statement about the blessing of living in a free country and I was reading that -- this country was being.
-- our founding fathers Benjamin Franklin in particular.
Took part of the story.
And included it in -- symbol I think it has message for everybody that's why you often have non Jews who -- at the same table with -- you mentioned to me that you participated -- -- -- -- -- years ago.
And even during the holy week.
You find part of the cedar is mentioned at one of the rituals so I think it has great great.
Reference for all of us let's appreciate who we are and where we are and then we're celebrating passover -- -- sense of the word so it's a great celebration is runs its eight -- right yes it does.
And every night is important.
And we get time with family and friends and how often.
Do we not find the time for those were close to us well -- it's very -- special election -- -- time with us today we.
You got a very basic.
Today thank you thank you sir are --
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