This year, we dedicated Seder night to looking inward at the family, with less focus on guests and more on the intimacy and family spirit of the Association’s soldiers. For this purpose, we did not invite guests to the Seder but asked each of the soldiers to tell his own “Exodus from Egypt” story. How did he leave his place of affliction, how did he leave all his depressing history behind and proceed towards his own private exodus to freedom? First, we read the Haggadah properly up to the meal. Then, as the meal was ending, before we resumed reading the Haggadah, each of the soldiers told his story. Others became involved in the story-telling as well. The Seder ended very late but no one noticed how much time had gone by.
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