Jewish Journal

Joseph Abdel Wahed

  • The Modern Exodus Should Not Be Forgotten

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    As an Egyptian Jewish refugee, I celebrated Passover with special meaning. Passover is a time to commemorate the Jews' liberation from slavery in Egypt in 1300 B.C.E. and return to freedom in Israel.

    At my family seders in Cairo in the 1940s, we felt as if we represented the...