#blogExodus 9: Perplex

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

blogexodus Today I tried to explain some of the Passover rules to a non-Jewish person, and yes, she was perplexed. (more…)

#blogExodus 8: Expand

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

blogexodus There are several different ways to interpret this word – is it the expansion of our minds and spirituality during Passover, or is it the expansion of our bodies during the same time period? (more…)

#blogExodus: 4, 5 and 6 are #Exodusgrams!

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

And here they are, if you don’t follow me on Instagram …

#Exodusgram 4: Rise. The penultimate #challah before The Big Day! @imabima

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#Exodusgram 5: Seek. These colourful bits of #chametz will be hidden in my living room, in just over a week! @imabima

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#Exodusgram 6: At our Seder, we will #Retell the stories of grandparents long gone, and enjoy the family we still have.

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#blogExodus 3: Cleanse

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

blogexodus Passover is supposed to be a time of physical and spiritual cleansing – but is it? (more…)

#blogExodus 2: Exalt

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

blogexodus When I think of the word “exalt”, my mind immediately goes to those ancient Aramaic words that open the KaddishMay His great name be exalted and sanctified. (more…)

#BlogExodus 1: Launch

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

blogexodusHappy Nisan! Today is just two weeks before Passover, and Rabbi Phyllis Sommer is launching #BlogExodus again! I’m so excited. (more…)

#BlogElul 20 – Judge

Monday, August 26th, 2013

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“Baby, don’t judge me.” G-d knows I’m not a Chris Brown fan, but how much more Millennial can you get? (more…)

#blogExodus – Being

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

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I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that I’m posting this on the first day of Chol Hamo’ed instead of on the eve of the holiday, as planned. There was no computer time on Monday. (more…)

#blogExodus – Changing

Sunday, March 24th, 2013
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This will be a very short blog post, because today I am changing my kitchen over. (more…)

#blogExodus – Redeeming

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
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Rabbi Phyllis Sommer’s #blogExodus prompts

The Passover Haggadah tells us that the redemption from Egypt did not only happen to our ancestors, but to us, personally. Just as the Sages tell us that we, personally, stood at Sinai when the Torah was given, so the Talmud says:

בכל דור ודור חייב אדם לראות את עצמו כאילו הוא יצא ממצרים

“In each and every generation a person is obliged to regard himself as if he had come out of Egypt.”

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