Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Soviet Union and the Haggadah (1992)

1992 Dry Bones cartoon - The Soviet Union has Fallen, Pessah 1992 sees us Free of the USSR.
Today's Golden Oldie was published on April 17, 1992, exactly 16 years ago today. We had seen another repressive empire go down.

We Jews have survived and maintained our unique civilization and identity through thousands of years of history ...much of it dominated by anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist ideologies, empires, and mass movements. We have watched these great and powerful empires rise, each in turn bringing its own, twisted rewriting of the past.

To survive, however, we must remember. And so each year at Pessah, we sit together, in families, in Seders, around the world, linked with generations stretching back through time, and together we read the Haggadah, a manual of instruction on how to remember who and what we are.

Happy Pessah to us all!

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