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Ta'anit Bechorot

April 15, 2022
14 Nisan 5782
Ta'anit Bechorot
Erev Pesach

Wishing you thoughtful conversations, good food, music, and hope for the future as you enjoy your four cups of wine tonight.

The Seder is a night of learning, eating, and singing. If there are children at our table, we ask for them to lead the way as we confront the difficult questions that this liberation puts before us. The seder is an event that demands the most of our imaginations. We put ourselves into the roles of slaves and into the roles of ordinary Egyptians, and we do it within the framework of the seder (order), which is different in every household yet bound together by certain elements.

 

In this moment, when the differences among us as human beings seem to be dominating discourse, the seder is an event that celebrates both our differences and the things that bind us together. It can serve as a potent model as we go forward. With that in mind I offer you three of my favorite readings for your Seder below.

Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach,

Rabbi Linda Shriner-Cahn

Fri, May 20 2022 19 Iyyar 5782