Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Zissen Pesach

In each generation, every individual must look at him or herself as though he or she had personally made the Exodus from Egypt, as it is said,
"You shall tell your children on that day, 'it is because of what Adonai did for me when I went free out of Egypt.'" (from the Passover Haggadah)

In other words,

We are part of a story
but the only reason we must tell it
is for the sake of our children
who will then become part of the story
and then tell it to their children.

Children learn in many different ways.
Our Passover celebrations provide several different methods
for teaching them the story
of the Exodus from Egypt.
One of those is getting rid of all our leavened products for the week.

(If it were not for this beautiful and compelling drash,
there is absolutely no way
I would have been freezing my tuchus off
at the crack of dawn
teaching my 21-month-old
to burn Ritz crackers
on our porch.)

May your Seders be awesome and your Passover sweet.

{also enjoy some more snaps from our Passover preparations this past week}


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