26/27 March 2021, 13/14 Nisan 5781

I wish you Chag Pesach Sameach, a good and joyful Passover. Could we have imagined we’d be here having another ‘virtual’ seder a year on? what pain we’ve witnessed and what losses some of us have endured and yet what resilience we’ve built. Min Hameitzar Karati Yah, Anani b’merchav yah. Out of the narrow place I called to you, and you answered with wide expansiveness. That’s our hope this year more than ever, words from Psalm 118 recited during Pesach. Let us taste some ease, here at home. Let us pray for an opening for us all. And for those oppressed and imprisoned further away too. As we call for freedom and are reminded of its value, may we hold those peoples still under bondage in mind. Let’s talk of their plight, as the Uyghurs in China, at our Sedarim this weekend. May this year be a meaningful Passover for us.

Rabbi Rebecca