Block Island Times

Passover: A reminder of hard-won freedoms

Passover ends on Saturday evening, April 27.
Passover 2019 arrives this year just as the daffodils and forsythia burst into bloom and for many of us after a long collective winter of discontent.
The ancient holiday observed by Jews across the globe began this year at sundown on April 19, reminding us as it always does of the intense nature of the human struggle for freedom.
As the story unfolds through the pages of the “Haggadah” — the small book we read during the first nights of the holiday —

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