This year, the Passover seder supplement I’ve composed for Tzedek Chicago highlights the rise of anti-trans hate legislation throughout the US. In addition to the reading, the supplement contains action components to help you participate in the resistance movement to the growing threat to the well-being of trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people.
As it concludes:
May the bitterness of this maror awaken us to resist and turn back all legislated hate directed toward trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people. Let us redouble our resolve to build a society that recognizes the tzelem elohim – the divine image – in all people – and a world that cherishes each and every one of us for all of who we are.
Here are a few more Passover resources that I’ve developed over the years – feel free to print out, share and use at your seders this week:
My 2010 Seder Supplement: “Four More Questions for Passover.”
My 2013 Seder Supplement: “The Four Children.”
My 2015 Seder Supplement: “Expanding the Telling.”
My 2017 Seder Supplement: “The Cry of the Canaanites.”
My 2018 Seder Supplement: “The 10 Sacred Acts of Liberation.”
My Passover prayer: “Your Child Will Ask.”
Chag Sameach – and may it be a liberating Pesach for us all.