Haggada as Tefilla

I felt like I needed to frame this year’s seder differently than usual. How to celebrate geula in a way that is responsive to the reality of the pandemic? What wisdom of previous generations can we tap into? Here’s pretty much what I said to my family before we began kiddush at the first seder.  Continue reading

Pandemic Reflections

Rabbi Shmuel Hain has been asking his shul members to share reflections on our current situation. Here’s what I shared with our shul for שבת הגדול:

Perhaps it’s because I spent one of my formative years in Gruss Kollel in Jerusalem during a spate of bus bombings Continue reading