Chancellor Arnold M. Eisen’s Commentary Included in New Haggadah

“The Torah takes great pains, long before the Exodus narrative, to make clear to its readers that it wants far more than merely our interest or attention. It wants our active engagement. We are not here to read the story, but to live it; the point of rehearsing the story of the Israelites’ liberation from Egypt year after year is to carry that story forward.

Redemption happened once, but it can—and should—happen again, with our help. That is the main point to be learned. Redemption, this time around, requires us. God needs human partners to the covenant to take risks, get to work and use their open hearts and political wisdom to perform acts of redemption in the world.”

Continue reading and download the Haggadah, “Next Year in a More Just World,” from the American Jewish World Service.