Claudia, Anat, our student board, and I want to wish all of you a wonderful Passover.
At times such as these, I think it is important that we give pause to be ever so thankful as both Shabbat and Passover draw near. We live in a great country where we have freedoms that would have unimaginable to our ancestors. We, the Jewish people, live in many countries, but how fortunate are we to live here and in Israel where each land is filled with opportunity and prosperity.
As sundown draws near, we will begin to remember the “lechem oni” the bread of affliction – that we eat. We recall the suffering that existed millennia ago for us and its message to mindful of our own redemption and our responsibility to relieve such affliction wherever we encounter it. The “lechem oni” reminds us to be humble and to be grateful for all that we have in life and that in each generation we are to feel as if we ourselves are redeemed. May we together work to “pay forward” these great gifts that were given to us so long ago to those in need.
Shabbat Shalom and Hag Sameach,
***One final reminder that Hillel is hosting a Seder on both nights at the Roth Center. Please arrive at 6:15pm tonight and 6:30pm tomorrow night.
Walk-ins are always welcome. We hope to see you here.