In one sense, the holiday of Passover is probably a major cause of worker presenteeism.
I’m supposed to be making brisket for Passover next week, and it’s definitely hard for me to concentrate on work. All I can really think of is whether 275 degrees is the right oven temperature and whether my grandmother would approve of using organic ketchup and mustard in the basting sauce.
But, in another sense, Exodus — the part of the Bible that Passover is based on — is a great return-to-work document.
The tradition is that Aaron helped speak for Moses when Moses told the Pharaoh, “Let my people go!” because Moses had a speech impediment.