Aid group workers and members of Rabbis for Human Rights at the event. "Many tears have been shed in this place right here," said Rabbi Ascherman. Eliyahu Hershkovitz

At Passover Seder, African Asylum Seekers Ask: Where’s Our Freedom?

Non-alcoholic beverages, a reworded and relevant Haggadah and Bob Marley were all part of the event, held at a detention center near the Israel-Egypt border. The symbolism and irony were not lost.

HOLOT – As several hundred detained African asylum seekers, Israelis and foreign volunteers gathered under the scorching desert sky for a pre-Passover seder ceremony last week, the symbolism – or perhaps, the...

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