In honor of Passover: What Do the Four Children Have to Say? A Reform Zionist Perspective

Reform Zionism: What Do the Four Children Have to Say?

by Rabbi Neal Gold
The Land of Israel is a ghost throughout the haggadah, even as it is a constant presence in the background of the Passover story. Liberation isn’t solely freedom from Egyptian bondage; it’s also intentional direction toward Sinai and the ultimate arrival in the Promised Land. Yet Eretz Yisrael itself is rarely mentioned in the haggadah text.

But the whole mission of the seder is to interpolate our questions, values, and thoughts about freedom into the story.

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