National seder aims to raise awareness for hunger in US

ByJTA
April 10, 2014 04:21




WASHINGTON – US Congress members, White House delegates and representatives of Jewish social service agencies spoke out against hunger at the National Hunger Seder in Washington, DC.

Wednesday’s seder, which was organized by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger, revolved around the traditional Passover seder message “Let all who are hungry, come and eat.”

The event at the Capitol building is among 27 hunger seders being held across the United States. It featured a Haggadah that included four questions on food insecurity, particularly among the elderly. The 10 “plagues we see today are not punishment from God, but ones of our own doing — the awful unintended results of our own actions and creations,” said JCPA President Rabbi Steve Gutow.

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