I will see the Jewish future tonight,
around a seder table:
children, young people, and adults
with mikveh water still behind the ears,
telling the story to the fogies, the regulars.
They will be shy at first
because there are Professionals at the table
but if we play it right
they will seize the story from our hands.
They will cast it, laughing,
beyond our reach, and we will pretend
that we don’t know what Judaism is coming to.
Secretly we will gloat
because the stories will not stop here.
This post is part of the Blogging the Exodus project. A group of rabbis are blogging from the 1st of Nisan to the beginning of Passover on Passover topics. My sincere thanks to Rabbi Phyllis Sommer, the imabima, for instigating and publicizing this effort. If you want to discover some great rabbinic blogs, or some interesting things to ponder as you clean up the chometz, you can locate these blogs via the Twitter hashtag #BlogExodus
- Passover is holiday of rebirth, celebration (tcpalm.com)
- Obama posts Passover message, to host seder (jta.org)
- Cleaning for Passover – Or Why My Mother is Not Turning Over in Her Grave (artistsoulspeaks.wordpress.com)