A Passover Seder is a service held at home
as part of the Passover celebration of liberation,
to share the Passover story together in order
to recognize peoples’ right to freedom.
During the evening, as part of the Passover
Seder, four questions are asked, traditionally
by the youngest child, to teach the next
generation to question as a way to learn.
The idea of Passover is also about becoming
free personally from our internal
constraints. Asking questions makes manifest
that quest and shows our courage to exercise
On Passover we learn that when people
without their freedom question authority, they
are at great risk.
It is therefore essential for those with privilege
to question, to wonder aloud. We ask these
four questions on behalf of people in struggle
for their liberation and right to freedom.
How can a Jewish State be a democracy?
Can the Jewish people know true liberation while a “Jewish” state deprives the Palestinian people of their freedom?
How can we pass over the occupation of Palestine while we tell the story of the liberation of the Jewish people?
When you say “next year in Jerusalem” who is it that you imagine has a right to return?
WE WILL NOT BE SILENT is an artist/activist collective that has been in existence
since 2006. Through the creative use of
language embodied on shirts and at times emboldened on signs held up in public spaces,
we respond to current social justice issues, encouraging creative, direct public-actions
where many people can participate.