Chag Kasher v’Sameach!

Tonight, Jews all over the United States – all over the World – will sit down together to a Seder to celebrate the first night of Pesach.

This is unquestionably my favorite night of the year. I love this holiday. Last night, my husband and I watched Prince of Egypt, a tradition in our home to kick-off the holiday. The beautiful soundtrack really gets us excited for the Seder, particularly the Maggid section – the Telling of the Exodus Story. Tonight, my husband and I will join the congregation at the community Seder. Singing Dayenu with 100 other Jews is a particularly wonderful experience. I miss the small family gatherings of my childhood, but am thankful for the chance to celebrate with a congregation that has become like family.

If you need any help getting into the holiday spirit at the last minute, I highly recommend you check out the Velveteen Rabbi’s daily posts from the past two weeks for #blogExodus.  During these past two weeks there has been a lot of busy work getting ready for Pesach. I find that I can easily get caught up in the chaos and lose sight of why I am doing all of this hard work. #blogExodus has been a wonderful daily reminder of blessing in and of the Passover story.

Chag Sameach, everyone!