In this era of hyper-partisanship an event last night that went largely unnoticed deserves some thought and recognition. The 49th Capitol Community Seder drew about 150 people from all political stripes and religions including Legislative leaders, lobbyists and staffers. The ceremony included the reading of one passage in several languages, including Spanish, Japanese, Farsi, Hindi, Armenian, Hebrew and English. Passover celebrates the exodus of the Jews out of salvery and into freedom. Sharing this tradition with people of so many other cultures and faiths is one of the joys of the holiday. Sharingit in theCapitol community is a reminder that though we may have differences, culturally, religiously and politically, there is much more that binds us together than seperates us.
-- Gregg Fishman , Sacramento