We tell stories to make sense of our lives, to give them meaning and direction, and the more challenging life is – the harder it is to craft a believable plot. The Sages taught us that “in every generation one is obligated to regard themselves as though they personally had gone out from Egypt,” and they gave us the Passover Haggadah as the guide to doing that. This is in an exploration of the Haggadah as a tool for leaving both Mitzrayim (Egypt) and personal metzarim (confining places) and learning how to transform our personal and national narratives into a redemptive story.

Written by Mike Feuer