What question will you bring to your seder table?
Most people have heard of the Four Questions at the Passover seder, but those are intended only to “prime the pump.” The seder is designed to take us deep inside the experience of Exodus, and questions are one of the most potent ways for us to experience it personally.
Here are some questions you might bring to your own seder table, but I hope you will think of some of your own, as well:
- What plagues does the world face right now?
- What are the family stories about Passover?
- In which parts of our lives do we feel enslaved?
- What is freedom? Freedom from, or freedom to?
- What single thing could I do this year to become more free?
- What single thing could I do this year to make someone else more free?
- What could modern day leaders learn from Moses?
- Where or what is “Egypt” today?
- When in your life did you feel most free?
- When in your life did you feel most enslaved?
- What does it mean, to experience the Exodus as if you had really been there? Is that possible?
- Are there parts of my life that are broken and hidden, like the Afikomen?
- What would I like to be different about my life by next Passover?
- What about my life do I want to keep the same through next Passover?
Can you think of other questions? I invite you to share them in the comments!
Want to join in? We’re sharing #BlogExodus for the next 2 weeks. All you have to do is use the hashtag and there are suggested prompts on the graphic above (feel free to grab it). Maybe you just want to post on your Facebook or Twitter about these topics…or maybe you want to try #Exodusgram, posting photos related to these themes? I am late to the party but I’ll be posting my #blogExodus posts here from now till Passover. Many thanks to the clever rabbi who started this pre-Passover celebration of words and images, Rabbi Phyllis Sommer, who blogs at Ima On and Off the Bima.