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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Ed Asner, best known from the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Up," led Monday night's Seder at Temple Emanuel.

Political leaders and people from different faiths gathered to eat the traditional meal that symbolizes freedom and its responsibilities.

"As long as we seek justice and freedom for all, hope remains. America too is a nation of immigrants. We may have all come over on different ships but we are in the same boat now," he said.

The Seder helps honor the spirit of the ancient story of the Jews' exodus from Egypt, as well as the struggles of all who fought and died for freedom.     

The first freedom Seder was held one year after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.

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