According to a recent poll, 82% of secular Israelis conduct a Seder and 78% of secular American Jews will set down to a Passover meal. These findings are astonishing when you consider that the redemption of the Jews from Egyptian bondage actually happened 3,324 years ago.
In 1947, David Ben Gurion addressed the following words to the United Nations:
"Three hundred years ago a ship called the Mayflower set sail to the New World. This was a great event in the history of England. Yet, I wonder if there is one Englishman who knows at what time the ship set sail? Do the English know how many people embarked on this voyage? What quality of bread did they eat?"
"Yet, more than 3,000 years ago, before the Mayflower set sail, the Jews left Egypt. Every Jew in the world, even in America or Soviet Russia, knows exactly on what date they left. Everyone knows what kind of bread they ate. Even today, the Jews worldwide eat matzos on the 15th of Nisan..."
However, Ben Gurion didn't go on to explain why this phenomenon keeps on taking place year after year. Who do Jews for thousands of years keep on having an Independence Day kick-off celebration that takes weeks to prepare for and then actually last for 8 long days?