While the answers to four famous questions in the haggadah’s first text,
the ma nishtanah, may be unpersuasive to most persons who’re perplexed,
the fact they are given to four sons reflects a sensitivity
to an as yet quite invented doctrine, “cultural relativity.”
After reading the review: ‘The Reinvention of Humanity: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Remade Race, Sex and Gender’ by Charles King Francis Gooding. LRB, 3/4/21.