Inside the basement auditorium of a Chicago labor union headquarters, Jewish community leaders broke matzo at a model Passover seder in the unlikely company of Muslim lawyers, Latino workers and African-American supermarket employees. The invited Muslims sipped grape juice instead of the traditional red wine and shifted nervously in their seats. But by the end of the seder, the guests discovered a striking connection to the Jewish people. “I thought it was important to be here and share the discrimination and suffering that Muslim immigrants are facing,” said Kamran Memon, a Muslim civil rights attorney who attended the Immigrant Justice Freedom Seder last week. “I saw parallels between the way Jews suffered in the past and other groups today. It came out clearly.” (MORE)


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