Festival of PASSOVER
Friday, March 30 - Friday, April 6
The Fifth Question
Each year at the Seder, we ask the traditional four questions. And each year, MAZON asks a Fifth Question to raise awareness about a particular hunger-related issue and spark important conversations around the Seder table.
How You Can Help
Incorporate The Fifth Question into your Passover Seder: After the youngest person reads the four questions from the Haggadah, ask The Fifth Question and reflect as a group upon the crisis of hunger, why it persists and what you individually and collectively could do to end it.
Incorporate The Fifth Question into your Passover Seder Print The Fifth Question Haggadah insert and put a copy at each place setting. After the youngest person reads the four questions from the Haggadah, ask The Fifth Question and reflect on the question as a group.
Organize a campaign in your community to raise awareness about hunger in America. Share your blessings: Donate to MAZON. Give as much as you can or what you would have spent feeding one person at your Seder table.
Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger
PO Box 96119, Washington, DC 20090
www.mazon.org | 1-800-813-0557
Chametz Food Drive - Dates to follow
Donate all of your unopened chametz! Bring sealed boxes/packets to MLRT
and we will donate it to the Ardmore Food Pantry and the Narberth Community Food Bank. Look for a collection box in the vestibule. Your neighbors thank you!
What is Passover? Passover is Many Things
It is a Festival of Freedom, when we recall how Adonai released our ancestors from slavery in Egypt and assisted in bringing a free people into existence.
Passover is an Agricultural Festival, which in ancient times marked the beginning of the grain harvest. In those days, our ancestors were farmers tilling the soil for a livelihood. The story of Passover reminds us of the Land of Israel.
Passover is a Pilgrimage Festival. Three times during the year, the Israelites, according to the laws of the Torah, went in joyous procession to Jerusalem. There they celebrated the three festivals that occur during the year: the festivals of Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot.
Passover is all of these things, but it is especially a holiday for children-a tradition to pass on from generation to generation - L'dor V'dor... Our ancestors were instructed: "You shall tell it to your (son) child." Today, Jews around the world still follow the tradition of retelling the story of Passover. We recount the story of the Jews in the land of Egypt and the trials and tribulations that our ancestors endured. We teach our children to value freedom, never taking it for granted and fighting for those who are still not free.
The Seder Service, the reading of the Haggadah, the Four Questions, the "stealing of the afikome" - all these are meant for boys and girls, to teach them the importance of this great holiday in the history of Jewish people.