“Why is this night different from all other nights?” It’s fascinating that on the night we celebrate the beginning of our peoplehood, we’re encouraged to ask so many questions. Indeed, the haggadah will provide us with questions to ask if we don’t have any of our own!
The seder weaves these questions and answers with ancient and eternal traditions passed from parents to children. These rituals contain contradictions which invite yet more questions. We are both a stiff-necked nation and people of the book. We are both a simple people and aristocratic. We eat the lechem oni and lean with the kings. An eternal people indeed.
We may be here, but our hearts are in Jerusalem.
This year in Jerusalem.
Wishing you and the rest of the tribe a kasher un freilichen pesach,