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FROM RABBI MICAH

04/10/2020 12:43:18 PM

Apr10

I hope everyone had as enjoyable a Seder this week as was possible. Our family held a Zoom Seder with members of our family from across the United States.  While nowhere near ideal, it was nice to connect with people that might not have been at our Seder if it were held in person.

On Wednesday before Passover started, a group of us from the congregation met on Zoom to do a Bidikat Chametz (a checking for chametz) exercise.  One of the ideas that came up was the difference between Yom Kippur and Passover.  If Yom Kippur is about throwing away our spiritual garbage then Passover is about recycling our spiritual tools.  Passover is a time to look at what we have done and ask ourselves, “Does this practice still serve me?”  If upon reflection the behavior is no longer serving you as it once did, perhaps it is time to take that behavior and “recycle it” into something new.

I wish you all time to reflect on this Passover as we are in quarantine so we can put into practice our best, strongest selves once we reemerge.

Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Micah

Wed, August 12 2020 22 Av 5780