April 13, 2016
Passover is coming! Are you looking for resources? Start to eat down your bread, get your post-it’s ready if you’re preparing a seder, and check these out! A sweet Pesach to all!
A family-oriented Haggadah, “Now We Are Free“.
The Four Questions, chanted by Cantor Frankel.
Social Justice ideas from HIAS PA, and a Haggadah supplement inspired by their immigration work.
Registration for the RS Second Night Seder.
More Haggadah recommendations for different ages, style, and just for study.
Learn here about the holiday of Passover.
Please add comments with your own resources and creative seder ideas!
March 20, 2015
I hope your Pesach preparations are going well! If you’re ready to pull out the post-it’s and prepare to lead your own seder, here’s a list of Haggadah suggestions, from most in-depth to most simple… Read the rest of this entry »
May 27, 2014
What is freedom in a world of obligation? Liberation in a religion of responsibility? As we move further from Pesach and closer to Shavuot, consider David Brooks’ ideas about how we are liberated, only to be bound.
Baruch Ata Adonai, Elohenu Melech ha-olam asher kidishanu b’mitzvotav vitzivanu al s’firat ha’omer. Blessed are You, Eternal our God, Ruler of the universe, who makes us holy with sacred actions and enjoins us to count the omer.
Hayom shloshah v’arba-im yom, shehem shishah shavuot v’yom echad la-omer.
Today is 43 days which is 6 weeks and 1 day of the Omer.
April 21, 2014
A story is told of a rabbi who lay on his deathbed, smiling. “Why” his students asked, “just moments away from death, are you smiling?”
“Because,” the rabbi replied, “For the first time, I understand the words of Vahavta: You shall love the Eternal with all your heart, all your mind and all your soul. Now on my deathbed, I see that when all else is stripped away, what’s left is love.”
The Song of Songs, the biblical scroll traditionally read on Passover, teaches: “Love is as strong as death” (8:6).
In our counting of the omer during this week focused on loving-kindness, may try to strip away ego, distraction, all else but love. Read the rest of this entry »