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Passover Ruminations

March 30, 2018

Inspired by Adam then, and still inspired by him. Happy Passover!

April 4, 2010

By Juneau

Here are some thoughts I wanted to share at this time of year when we reflect upon the spiritual transformation and rebirth signified by the holidays of Pesach and Easter. As some of you know, I’m a student of the Torah. The Passover Seder is an important occasion in our family. I find it incredibly weird and cool to have a ritual centered on a meal, using the food as symbolic props to re-enact an ancient story. It blows my mind that Jews have been doing this yearly for more than three thousand years.

There are countless versions of the Haggadah, a text quilted together from the Book of Exodus and commentaries, embroidered with threads drawn from the diverse cultural roots of Judaism. The Four Questions, traditionally asked by the youngest child, borrow the structure of Greek Socratic dialog (thought Xena would like that!)…

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