Holidays in the Time of COVID

March 27, 2020

As Passover, Easter, and other observances steadily approach — in the midst of a worldwide epidemic — you can almost hear the collective thought: “The journey has just begun.”

Shutdowns, lockdowns, and #StayHomeSaveLives add new dimensions to Pesach preparations. Jewish families are adapting – working from home and home schooling, and foraging for toilet paper, disinfectants, and food (Passover and every day) while steeling themselves for the first halachically approved e-Seders.

Shabbas table and candlesticks

We joke about the irony of the plague that cancelled Pesach. We tell ourselves it’s all a build up to celebrating and re-enacting our freedom from spiritual and material bondage. We lament being separated from family and friends. And we weep for those struck down by this horrible disease.

In this time of uncertainty, we all need to renew, refresh, and recharge. When lighting Shabbas candles this week, focus your thoughts and prayers on the health, healing and wellness of the countless people impacted by the pandemic. May the light of our Shabbas candles protect and bless us with health, peace, unity and redemption and pray for a #RefuahShleimahHaOlam.

#ShabbatShalom
(inspired by @FridayLight)

Leave a comment



#InThisTogether

March 27, 2020

#StayHomeSaveLives

 'Whoever saves one life, it is as if he saved the whole world'. But with the coronavirus, that saying has a second, vicious side: 'Whoever infects one person, it is as if he infected the whole world.' There is no 'as if', he truly has infected the whole world." Benjamin Netanyahu
Leave a comment



Thank Your Lucky Stars

March 13, 2020
#FridayTheThirteenth
Leave a comment



Happy Purim

March 10, 2020

V’nahafokh hu! … ‘may everything in this cruel and broken world be inverted, leaving only compassion and random acts of selfless loving-kindness.’
#HappyPurim

V’nahafokh hu! … ‘may everything in this cruel and broken world be inverted, leaving only compassion and random acts of selfless loving-kindness.’
#HappyPurim
Leave a comment



Hear us roar!

March 8, 2020

We are women. Hear us roar! #InternationalWomensDay

"Women belong in all places where decisions are being made" 
Quote by Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Leave a comment