In honor of the launch of the new podcast Hashivenu: Jewish teachings on resilience, created by Rabbi Deborah Waxman, we are highlighting rituals that have sustained the Jewish people throughout history. In Episode 10, Rabbi Elliott Tepperman describes how his synagogue became a sanctuary congregation, which he defines as "creating a safe place for somebody who does not have legal status in the United States, who is undocumented and is facing deportation, to reside while they try and resolve their status in a way that will allow them to stay."
In this light, we have gathered ten haggadot and supplements that focus on social justice themes. This Passover, imagine a seder in which justice, intersectionality, and social action take their rightful seats at the table. The desire for freedom from systems of oppression is not a relic of the past—it is an urgent need in the present. The haggadot and supplements below explore confrontation, hope, resilience, and finally, the potential for social and political transformation.