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We can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel of the awful pandemic which has claimed nearly three million lives. But this is not waking up from a nightmare. Quite the opposite — the pandemic itself should have awoken us to the nightmarish reality we have been sleeping through for too long.

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On the Jewish holiday of Pesach — Passover — we tell the story of the exodus from slavery to freedom over the Seder. But that celebration of freedom must be diminished by its cost in the suffering of others, even our enemies. So we symbolically take out a drop of the wine of celebration for each of the Ten Plagues. Here, I offer Ten lessons for these times to take from the Seder, one for each of the Ten Plagues.

1. Blood

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David Sackman

Representing the Working Class as a lawyer since 1982. Questioning everything, especially myself.

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