Our hands are touched by water earlier in the seder, but this time is different. This is a deeper step than that. This act of washing our hands is accompanied by a blessing, for in this moment we feel our People’s story more viscerally, having just retold it during Maggid. Now, having re-experienced the majesty of the Jewish journey from degradation to dignity, we raise our hands in holiness, remembering once again that our liberation is bound up in everyone else’s. Each step we take together with others towards liberation is blessing.
Rabbi Menachem Creditor, Truah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. From Haggadot.com
The UK Government’s Refugee Sponsor Scheme offers a practical way to share our own blessings with refugees in search of liberty.
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