[Seder plate image swiped from Flickr]
This is from Rabbi Andy Bachman’s blog:
The hungry remain in the land; millions remain in chains; those in pain, requiring comfort, should top all our lists.
The rabbis in their wisdom associated leaven with the ego and understood the Festival of Passover to be a fast from the ego, from the self, from the inflated sense of importance we derive from being on someone’s list, from seeing one’s name in lights, or from the comfortable validation of a warm computer screen or buzzing television through which one falsely finds warmth.
Hope you had an nice Seder with your family and friends.
Next year in Yerushalayim!