Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Netanya Seder Night Massacre 10 years Later

On March 27, 2002, as Israelis were celebrating Passover, 30 people were killed and 140 injured in a suicide bombing in the Park Hotel in the Israeli Coastal City of Netanya. The terrorist walked into the dining room of the hotel in the center of the city and detonated an explosive device as Jews around the world were celebrating the Holiday of Redemption.

The Seder, one of the our most popular ceremonies is full of memories.  The Seder Plate, with the Charoset, symbolizing the mortar that was used for building; Salt Water, symbolizing the tears we shed, helps us visualize the trauma of our slavery.

We always reflect on our losses, not just to remember, but to call us to action, and to commit and recommit ourselves to build and continue to build our relationship with Israel.
Its not about, nor should it be about politics. Its about memory, vision and hope.

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