Passover Lesson: What is Freedom?

US Navy 030417-N-8273J-010 Crewmembers read fr...

US Navy 030417-N-8273J-010 Crewmembers read from the Passover Hagaddah (prayer book) during the Passover Seder dinner in the wardroom aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Passover is the most stringent Jewish holiday and yet, the theme of the holiday is “freedom”. How do we make sense of this?

Freedom is NOT “doing whatever I want”. If you do whatever you want you are a slave to your wants, desires, and addictions. Freedom is rising about doing what you want. To be free we must be able to harness and control our will.

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