HAIFA (JTA) — In this mixed Jewish-Arab city, some 50 voices rise up in chorus to sing the familiar Passover chant, "As if we left Egypt."
But for this group of mostly elderly Israelis, the prayer — at an early holiday seder — is sung with grins of unmistakable irony.
"We are the
The pre-Passover seder for Israeli Jews from Egypt is an annual tradition here. It's organized by a group of ex-Egyptian Jews called "Goshen," after the Biblical name for the region of ancient Egypt where Jews lived."
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