I penned this piece ten years ago, back when I was on the faculty of CLAL. Reading it again, I am struck by the line:
"We are living in a time of war, shifting alliances, new dangers, increasing uncertainty and growing poverty."
Even more true today than a decade ago, methinks. Anyways - Andre Neher's words are still a powerful call:
Passover - The Unfinished Manuscript
By Daniel S. Brenner
No Jew can pass the Haggadah untouched, for its style is not narrative, but interrogative. Its story is not told like a legend, but like a problem. One initial question is asked, and all the others follow from it: "What is the difference between this night and all other nights?" It is for the Jew to answer if he can, and if cannot, to feel that the question contains a challenge. Like an unfinished play, the night of the Exodus continues through the centuries, seeking actors to relive it perpetually, and to grasp its essential meaning.