The goal of Passover is not just for Jews to flee from what can seem like a harsh reality, but rather to be motivated to improve it. What is more empowering than the feeling that we can each do our small part to make the world a better place?
I've had the honor of reciting the Four Questions at nearly every seder in my lifetime. Over the years, I've tried mixing it up. But in the end, they were still the same Four Questions -- and they've started feeling a little stale to me.
In my letter to the Obamas, I explained that my son is also mixed heritage, like our new president: my baby is half-Jewish and half-Cuban, or Juban as they say in Miami.