A Passover Meter for Measuring Freedom

From Mohammed Morsi’s election as Egypt's president, to Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio being named pope, how have world events made us feel this year? Freer, or more enslaved?

One of the most well-known moments of the Passover seder comes when we declare, “In every generation each person must see himself/herself as if he/she personally went out of Egypt.” As an American Jew, I find identifying with the slavery of our ancestors to be one of the most difficult parts of the seder.