NFS News Archive Freedom Shabbat
Freedom Shabbat 2012 was celebrated by more than 125 Jewish communities in nine different countries. Once enslaved in Egypt, Jewish people were reminded on Freedom Shabbat that with freedom comes responsibility and the opportunity to help repair the world. Just prior to the meal, the prayers for the wine and the matzah remind us all that everything that comes to us is a gift. We should therefore use these gifts in freedom and for freedom. Synagogues, Jewish Schools, Hillels, Jewish organizations, and family units across the world celebrated Passover, freedom, and justice.