“As Jewish families throughout California and around the world gather around the Seder table tonight, I wish each good health, peace and prosperity.
“Passover is about freedom, self-determination and triumph over oppression. It is a time to recall the story of the Exodus and the way in which God protected the homes of the Israelites as they prepared to begin their journey to freedom. Americans of every faith and background can find meaning, and inspiration, in the Passover story.
“Happy Passover and Chag Sameach.”