Sil­ver­man’s Pe­sach pol­i­tics

The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE -

One book that will not be on the Is­rael For­eign Min­istry’s rec­om­mended list is this year’s Ju­bilee Hag­gadah, pro­duced by the or­gan­i­sa­tion, Save Is­rael and Stop the Oc­cu­pa­tion, to mark 50 years since Is­rael’s cap­ture of the West Bank. In the Bi­ble, the Ju­bilee was held ev­ery 50 years Song of Songs, Song of Solomon when lib­erty was to be pro­claimed through­out the land.

Fea­tured con­trib­u­tors in­clude nov­el­ist Amos Oz and po­lit­i­cal philoso­pher Michael Walzer.

In her mes­sage, co­me­dian Sarah Sil­ver­man (left) writes, “Of all the peo­ple, Jews know the bit­ter­ness of be­ing op­pressed and not be­ing in our own coun­try. That’s what makes the oc­cu­pa­tion all so ironic. Some­times it’s hard to tell the dif­fer­ence be­tween right and wrong, the sit­u­a­tion is com­pli­cated and scary.”

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