Tim Farron’s message for Passover

Passover is a time which reminds us of the need for tolerance and inclusivity. Just as Pharaoh in Eygpt didn’t heed the warning of Moses to free the Jews, we can draw comparisons with the plight of the thousands of refugees attempting to gain their own freedom on the shores of Europe.

The Jewish community sets a shining example in both biblical and modern times for assimilating and contributing to the society where they settle. The annual recounting of the exodus from Egypt at the Sedar table is a similarly stark reminder of the struggle of the Jewish people which ensures the mantra of “never forget” is maintained.

Can I take this opportunity to wish everyone a Chag Pesach Sameach. We hope and pray for peace in Israel and across the Middle East at this poignant time of the year.

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