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The Line on Passover

I’m not Jewish, but I’m no stranger to the Jewish culture.  The Jewish “tribe” is a strong and resilient group.  How else could it have survived more than 3,000 years of brutal abuse by nearly every group on the planet?  Between Pharaoh, Hitler, Constantine, crusading Christians and Hamas, Jews have had more than their fair share of challenging times.  Yet the culture has survived and prospered.

Last week, Jews marked the beginning of Pesach otherwise known as Passover, commemorating the Hebrew’s escape from slavery in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago.  The Seder is the traditional dinner held on the first night of Passover.  This year we had the honor of being guests of some very dear friends (about whom I’ve written before).  One of the customs associated with the Seder is to invite the homeless or needy to show charity and compassion others.  Lisa and I became their homeless guests.  We joked with them that we were the TG’s or “token goyim”, the token non-Jews at the ceremony.

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