“G-d will surely remember you, and then you must carry up my bones out of here with you” (Exodus 13:19)
Now it is time to depart from the Egypt of daily life
into a moment of question and promise;
We bring you with us to the sederLit. Order. The festive meal conducted on Passover night, in a specific order with specific rituals to symbolize aspects of the Exodus from Egypt. It is conducted following the haggadah, a book for this purpose. The mystics of Sefat also created a seder for Tu B'shvat, the new year of the trees. table
the way MosesThe 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. hoisted up Joseph’s bones
and carried them to the promised land.
We carry you now, in memories, on our journey
as we buy gefilte fish
and change the dishes
as we set the tablecloth
and we warm up the chicken soup
as we wonder if there is enough food
and not to forget the boiled eggs.
We carry you now
who carried us, when we were little, with your arms
who supported us with love,
we carry you now as you become the story we will retell
the way we carry the Torah…
the way the TorahThe Five Books of Moses, and the foundation of all of Jewish life and lore. The Torah is considered the heart and soul of the Jewish people, and study of the Torah is a high mitzvah. The Torah itself a scroll that is hand lettered on parchment, elaborately dressed and decorated, and stored in a decorative ark. It is chanted aloud on Mondays, Thursdays, and Shabbat, according to a yearly cycle. Sometimes "Torah" is used as a colloquial term for Jewish learning and narrative in general. lifts us.