A Passover message for Jews and non-Jews alike
Freedom is a responsibility, not a right. If we believe that we can enjoy the fruits of freedom without shouldering its obligations, it is only a matter of time before someone stronger takes our freedom away, or before we discard freedom because we no longer value it.
This is the message of Passover.
Unless the Jewish people had that lesson implanted into their collective past, it was certain that they would not survive long into the future.
This is the same lesson Thomas Jefferson would articulate 3000 years later when he observed that, from time to time, the tree of liberty must be replenished with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Anything worth fighting for must be fought for over and over again.