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The Comfortable Sameness of This Passover

04/12/2020 02:01:52 PM

Apr12

Rabbi Weill

Dear Friends,

 

We have all expressed with bewilderment how this night will be really, really different from other Passover nights. 

While we note the disruptive difference of this season, I would like to emphasize the comfortable sameness of this time as well. 

The moon is full on Pesach, as it always is. 

We excise chametz from our diets and eat matzoh, as we always do. 

We marvel at the miracle of God’s saving power for the Israelites, and for us, as we always marvel. 

We pray, as we always pray on Passover, for the coming of the messianic age.

And we sing “Dayenu” with gusto -- even if to ourselves. “Dayenu” speaks of God’s great gifts, of our cups overflowing, for our myriad blessings. “Dayenu! It would have been enough!” we exclaim. You have done so much more for us, God, more than we deserve.

For the blessing of Passover, dayenu!

For the blessing of health, dayenu!

For the blessing of our loved ones, near and far, dayenu!

For the blessing of the warmth and love within EHNTJC, dayenu!

And for the blessing of virtual technology, dayenu! 

We continue to use Zoom to teach and learn together, to tell stories to each other, to sing and pray together. Please see emails for details.

Chag Pesach Sameach to all, and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Rabbi Jeffrey Weill

Wed, December 2 2020 16 Kislev 5781