In a week when we observe both the holiday traditions of Passover and Easter, it is a time to honor the similarities of all our cultures.
Last week we saw the 3000 year old Persian holiday of Nowruz celebrated which starts at the exact moment of the vernal equinox, commencing the start of spring.
Around the world there are many celebrations that center around the renewal of life after winter. Along with the joy of spring renewal many of these traditions celebrate freedom, liberty and emancipation.
This is a theme as relevant and important today as it was thousands of years age.
Brooklyn is a place that represents great diversity where we respect the rights of immigrants and different cultural traditions that are represented throughout our neighborhoods.
Now more than ever, in the age of Trump, we all must support and honor the freedoms we enjoy and wish to share with all our neighbors.
I wish you a joyous celebration with your friends and family as you gather for your traditional holiday.