Podcast: Mark Gerson on How the Seder Teaches Freedom Through Food

On Passover, Jews are commanded to retell the story of the Exodus, but the book they use to do it seems just as focused on food and drink as it is on the story itself. Why?

The Passover seder table of a government official in Azerbaijan on March 25, 2013. Photo by Reza/Getty Images. 

The Passover seder table of a government official in Azerbaijan on March 25, 2013. Photo by Reza/Getty Images. 

Observation
March 19 2021
About the authors

Mark Gerson is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the co-founder of Gerson Lehrman Group, African Mission Healthcare, and United Hatzalah of Israel. He’s also the author of The Telling: How Judaism’s Essential Book Reveals the Meaning of Life, and the co-host of The Rabbi’s Husband podcast.

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More about: Food, Haggadah, Judaism, Matzah, Passover, Seder