The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore

U.S. citizenship: a great privilege and responsibility

This Friday evening, Jews all over the world will sit down with family and friends to retell one of the most important stories in Jewish history. The story of Passover reminds us of the exodus from Egypt, the tyranny of slavery, the freedom from bondage and the extraordinary power of both hope and promise. It's a story that we recite every year, a story we are obligated to share with our children and future generations.

The Jewish community tells and retells the stories of the past largely because of the profound lessons unleashed in their telling — and the application of those lessons in the present. Our collective history and experience are woven into these narratives. The...