One of the reasons I love Passover so much (aside from the toffee chocolate Matzah – that I’m sure Moses ate as the Children of Israel crossed the desert) is that the seder demands questions.
While there are the traditional Four Questions from the Haggadah, I want to pose an additional four. If you could ask one question of each of the following, what would the question be?
I. What is one question you would ask an elected leader?
II. What is one question you would ask of a deceased friend?
III. What is one question you would ask of God?
IV. What is one question you would ask of yourself?
And a fifth question:
Which, of these, is the most difficult?
Passover is about facing the challenges. It’s about confronting that which holds us back. And it’s about capturing this moment in time with meaning and with depth.
Ron joins me in wishing you and all you love a Passover filled with joy!
With love and shalom,
A change in perspective can shift the focus of our day – and even our lives. We have an opportunity to harness “a moment in time,” allowing our souls to be both grounded and lifted. This blog shows how the simplest of daily experiences can become the most meaningful of life’s blessings. All it takes is a moment in time.
Rabbi Zach Shapiro is the Spiritual Leader of Temple Akiba, a Reform Jewish Congregation in Culver City, CA. He earned his B.A. in Spanish from Colby College in 1992, and his M.A.H.L. from HUC-JIR in 1996. He was ordained from HUC-JIR – Cincinnati, in 1997.
Rabbi Zach Shapiro