Friday, April 6, 2012

Spring: Jewish Style

Passover (among other things) is a time to...
  • gather your tribe
  • eat symbols and discuss metaphors
  • honor the past by remembering it
  • search by candlelight for what has fermented, collect it with a feather, and burn it all down to ash
  • make room at the table for pleasant surprises
  • undertake a ritual journey from slavery to liberation and exodus
  • drink wine
  • tell stories of pyramids, plagues, babies found among reeds, Egyptian princes, river-crossings, mountaintop revelations, and animal sacrifice
  • ask questions
  • welcome and embrace the light that increasingly floods each day
  • celebrate the importance of children, ancestors and taking action
  • read backwards
  • pool blessings and pray

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