Silverman’s Pesach politics
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.”