Handwashing Reading

Found In: Parts of the Seder

Tags: handwashing

By Erika Katske and Tamara Cohen | Reading

Readers:

  • From wine, we step back to water. This time not the water of Miriam's Well, but the waters of the ancient Nile.
  • The daughter of Pharoah immerses herself.
  • Deep beneath the gentle current she hears a faint persistent cry.
  • She emerges from the water and wipes the droplets from her eyelashes.
  • It is then that she spots the basket. She is not the only one in the water seeking renewal.
  • Fear and context fade away. The daughter of Pharoah reaches out to Moshe and cradles him in her arms.

All:

May the water we offer each other now, bring us closer to their embrace.

 

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