It’s that time of year when one of the most popular pages on my Web site is the one I compiled a few years ago with a humanist feminist modern version Haggadah. For those not in the know, the Haggadah is the text that gets read during the Passover meal. The traditional version is not particularly inclusive in various ways. The version I compiled a few years back does not refer to any higher power, is inclusive of both Jews and non-Jews and refers to modern-day plagues such as hunger, war and racism making it a bit more timely.
Since the date of Passover changes from year to year, I have a hard time keeping track. I messed up this year by scheduling a talk for the first night of Passover. Bummer. It’s a really nice holiday that I enjoy quite a bit. I’ll have to be much more careful next year to make sure I’m available to take part in it.