(PLEASE NOTE: These materials were created for Passover 2016. If you are looking for the most up-to-date Passover materials from HIAS, please visit www.hias.org/passover2017.)
As we celebrate the Jewish people’s biblical exodus from Egypt, we remember that there are 65 million displaced people around the world, people fleeing violence and persecution in search of a safe place to call home. We are currently in the midst of the worst refugee crisis since World War II.
At the Passover Seder, we drink four cups of wine to remember the four expressions of God’s redemption of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. We also pour but do not drink a fifth cup of wine, Elijah’s cup, to symbolize that, though we were freed from slavery, redemption is not complete so long as others are still enslaved.
This year join with HIAS in four ways you can help bring redemption to the refugees around the world who are still oppressed.