Rabbi Shai Held is president and dean of the Hadar Institute, a center for traditional, egalitarian Jewish learning in New York City. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN)In just a few days, Jews around the world will celebrate Passover. At the Seder, they’ll recall — and re-enact — God’s liberation of the Israelite slaves from their Egyptian tormentors.The timing is painfully ironic. Passover, after all, is about miraculous deliverance from woe — but this year we’ll be marking it in the very midst of coronavirus, a brutal plague whose end is nowhere in sight. What makes it all the more painful is that we will be forced to celebrate it apart. Passover is, by design, intergenerational. Many of us have been shaped by memories of multiple generations sitting around the same table, sharing songs, traditions, memories, melodies and foods. More than that, Passover is intended to be about welcoming the stranger. “Let all who are hungry come and eat,” we proclaim as the Seder gets underway. We are meant to open our homes to others, and in so doing, to open our hearts to them, too. And yet this year we


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