About the Passover Haggadah
BPI is pleased to share our inaugural Haggadah supplement produced with generous support from the Bronfman Youth Fellowships Alumni Venture Fund. For nearly fifteen years, BPI has worked to reestablish a place for real educational opportunity within America’s vast system of criminal punishment.
Engaging contemporary problems that are deeply linked to the Passover story, this supplement recasts the traditional Four Questions. It aims to encourage Seder participants to debate the meaning of freedom, the place of incarceration in our society, and the value of learning, study, and education. It will prompt discussion about mass incarceration: the process through which the United States has jailed more of its population than any nation in the history of the world. And, the supplement suggests a potential solution to the problem.
The four questions we pose are: What is mass incarceration? What does Passover teach us about this issue? Why do we need higher education in prison? What does this issue mean to me as a Jew? A distinguished group of contributors have offered brief responses.
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