- 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 The quintessential Jewish leader who spoke face to face with God, unlike any other prophet, and who freed the people from Egypt, led them through the desert for forty years, and received the Torah on Mt. Sinai. His Hebrew name is Moshe. and cradles him in her arms.
May the water we offer each other now, bring us closer to their embrace.
The Journey Continues: The Ma’yan Lit. "Telling.” The haggadah is the book used at the seder table on Passover to tell the story of the Exodus, the central commandment of the holiday. It is rich in song, prayer, and legend. There are many different version of the Haggadah produced throughout Jewish history. can be purchased for $12 + $4 s/h by emailing Ma’yan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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