This year’s Passover observance will be a unique experience for all of us. The retelling of the Passover story highlights the uncertainty of a successful exodus from Egypt. Passover 2020 presents us with the challenges of physical distance while celebrating the family and community seder.
Just as Pharaoh was not successful in weakening the strength of the Israelite community who remained strong during their flight from Egypt, the current health crisis we face does not have to isolate us from each other or weaken us as a people.
Let us use our respective and creative celebrations this year to remind ourselves that throughout history, Adonai has shown us His gifts and miracles.
Rabbi Ronald Bluming has been the rabbinic chaplain at the Renaissance on Peachtree senior living community since 2012.