Seder is coming. Do you know what to do?
Friends, I have written a 36 slide Power Point, which I can send to you in a PDF format if you email me or PM me.
I hope you find it very useful in preparing for seder in this Year of the Plague.
All the best, and stay healthy.
Our world, our political leaders, our thinkers, our artists, all seem to be focused on the Coronavirus threat. It's united us worldwide. All are threatened medically, suddenly, from out of nowhere. We are almost equally unprepared, and many feel set upon and attacked.
American Jewry's most popular holy day, Passover, begins at sundown, Wednesday, April 8th this year, with the seder. Approximately 90% of us host or attend a seder annually, by far the most inclusive Jewish event in any year.
I have been asked to post texts that might help people spiritually in this virus crisis. I will attempt to do so. Here is part of the very famous discussion in the Babylonian Talmud 5b regarding illness.
Does FAIR matter? Does shame matter? Does hypocrisy matter?
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Alone among the creatures, as far as we know, human beings need meaning to survive. Added to air, food, water and reproduction, we humans need to know why we exist: the meaning (reflection on the past) and purpose (direction in the future) of our lives.
Separation of Church and State, the establishment clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution, presents inexhaustible complexities. On the one hand, our Founders sought to separate political control of the new country from a State religion, having seen the corrup...
Sitting alone in my sukkah this evening, without the family who joined us last night, I enumerated family whose presence I felt even though I never met them: my personal Ushpizin. The grandparents and great grandparents I never met but whose real or imaginary pictures...