Undergraduate Humanities Forum 2005-6: Word & Image

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Presentation

Date of this Version

April 2006

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2005-2006 Penn Humanities Forum on Word & Image, Undergraduate Mellon Research Fellows.

URL: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/05-06/mellon_uhf.shtml

Abstract

In discussing Passover the Bible states that "in every generation a person is obligated to view himself as if he too had journeyed out of Egypt." Jews have taken up this call, and on the night of April 12th Jews from all over the world will sit down to retell and relive the Exodus at a Seder - the festive meal of Passover. Indeed eighty-three percent of American Jews report that they attend Seders as opposed to the fifty-three percent who report to belong to a Synagogue.

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Date Posted: 27 July 2007