VIEW FROM EL NUEVO HERALD
Daniel Shoer Roth is a columnist at El Nuevo Herald, where he has worked since 1999. He writes about the lives and issues that affect South Floridians but don't get enough public attention. View From El Nuevo Herald is his weekly column in The Miami Herald. Shoer Roth was born in Caracas, Venezuela, the grandson of Holocaust survivors. He has won several awards from the National Association of Hispanic Journalist, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the National Association of Hispanic Publications.
Last year, he published a bilingual book Punto de Partida: Stories of Truth and Hope with the Human Services Coalition, aiming to inspire readers to take action to improve their communities.
In the evening and morning prayers, Jews remember that God brought us out from the land of Egypt “to be thy God.” During Passover, we are obliged to view ourselves as if each of us, personally, shook off the Pharaoh’s yoke. By reenacting the biblical exodus we are re-experiencing it to not forget whence we came.