These last few days in our home have been a flurry of activity getting ready for Passover, which begins tomorrow night.
Furniture is being carried up from the basement, the silverware is being polished, the kitchen is on overdrive with amazing aromas decorating our home. The plan for the seder is coming together, as well as our last minute guest list. Relatives are arriving. The kids are bringing home their Pesach crafts. Costco now greets me with “welcome back, Spike.”
As the sun sets tomorrow night, bringing in Shabbat and the 14th of Nisan, we will gather ‘round our tables and enact the sacred drama through the Haggadah; knowing in our hearts that the Exodus was not the end…but rather, just the beginning.
Whether you are hosting or hosted, your 1st seder or your 100th, please know that you are engaged in something truly sacred.
You are, through song and prayer, tapping into millennia of Jewish experience.
You are, through game and story, creating Jewish memory for yourself and the generations to come.
You are, through symbol and recipe, empowering us all with reminders that it is possible to redeem the world from where it is, to where it still needs to be.
The Exodus was just the beginning, and our walk out of Egyptian slavery was towards freedom.
We are still on that journey.
I would send you and yours my wishes for a happy and meaningful Passover.
Shabbat Shalom & Hag Pesach Sameach