The Pesach holiday has many names – Pesach, the Festival of Matza, the Springtime Festival and The Festival of our Freedom.

More than six months have gone by and Israel still has so many people waiting for their freedom. The hostages are in our thoughts and prayers every day. In certain ways there are parallels between Pharoah and the leaders of Hamas in their unwillingness to listen to the pleas of the people and let our people go. Just as the Israelites finally found the way out of Egypt and slavery, we hope that a solution will allow the hostages to return home to their loved ones.

The artwork here (done by Jodie Grossman z”l) depicts the crossing of the Red Sea and the cry to Let My People Go!!

May you have a good Seder and a holiday filled with opportunities to grow closer as a family. May we soon see everyone back home.