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A Note from Morah Melissa
Passover is only two weeks away. Hard to believe. As a child it was always my favorite holiday. So much ritual in my house surrounding the seder. We cleaned everything! As I got older, and my mom get less energetic, we too to carrying chametz to the basement and hiding it away. When I was almost in college, mom decided to move all the chametz to one cabinet and hide it away by taping newspaper over it and sealing the doors with tape.
This year, I decided my energy level was falling too. I began cleaning out my house and using up as much chametz as I can. My kids are happy- there is plenty of waffles and pasta and challah bread to feast on… all their favorites. But alas, I will sell-off the remaining bit, pack a large cooler with the contents of a complete seder and head south for some much needed warmth.
My travels to Florida (via car-which I've never done before), remind me of the Israelites getting ready to leave Egypt! I wonder if they had brisket for 20 in a cooler from Walmart? Have Pesach, will travel!
This holiday our students will experience what it felt like to be slaves who journey to freedom. In our all school program, we will focus "B'chol for vador chayav adam leerot et atzmo,, kieelu too Yatzah Mitzrayim…Every person is obligated to see themselves as though they actually left Egypt…" We will carry bricks, build matzah pyramids, mark our doorposts, pack out bags to leave and rejoice at the sea-and in the mix we will actually each bring home a hovercraft! You'll have to wait to see how that fits in!
Wishing you a zessin Pesach, a happy, healthy and kosher holiday!
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