Mayor Rawlings-Blake Offers Passover Greetings
Tuesday Mar 31st, 2015
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BALTIMORE, Md. (March 31, 2015)—Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake offered a holiday greeting to those in Baltimore who will be celebrating Passover, which begins at sunset this Friday, April 3. Mayor Rawlings-Blake's statement follows.
"Passover is a celebration of redemption from slavery and freedom from oppression—a struggle that required faith, courage, and determination. Focusing on our collective past, as well as our future, let us rededicate ourselves to fighting for an end to oppression wherever it is found, whether at home or abroad.
Starting this Friday night, families across the city will gather with their loved ones to celebrate Passover with the Seder meal commemorating the exodus from Egypt. They will chant from the Haggadah and retell the story of liberation. Learning from the past is a powerful way to plan for a brighter tomorrow.
In the spirit of Passover, we should resolve to fulfill our commitments to ourselves, to our communities, and to our City—to ensure that we are championing the needs of the most vulnerable among us. May all those who are in need merit their freedom and redemption.
On behalf of myself, and the entire City of Baltimore, happy Passover. Chag sameach."