This night we take the time to slow down, to relax, and to weave our tales. We have earned this respite in time. On all other nights we are mothers, wives, partners, scholars, teachers, chauffeurs, cooks, maids, working women, and leaders. Tonight we stop. Tonight we take time for ourselves, to relax, and to enjoy one another as sisters.
From A Lit. "Telling.” The haggadah is the book used at the seder table on Passover to tell the story of the Exodus, the central commandment of the holiday. It is rich in song, prayer, and legend. There are many different version of the Haggadah produced throughout Jewish history.: A Telling from a Women’s Perspective, Jewish Federation of Portland, 1999. Used with the permission of Alexandria Schuval-Weiner.