Rabbi Julie's March 2021 Letter to Congregation

posted Mar 2, 2021, 9:19 AM by Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir   [ updated Mar 8, 2021, 3:07 PM ]
March 2021
Dear Chevre,

If spring is a-springing, Passover must be around the corner. As I write this, with snow and ice still on the ground, feel spring in the air and hear the birds' mating calls. So it must be time for spring cleaning.

How many of you have used some of your COVID isolation time to clean out closets, drawers, boxes or files? Our De-clutter Group continues to lead the way on these orderings and in this season we can all join in the practice. Whether you call it spring cleaning or Passover cleaning, the action of cleaning our physical spaces is intended to mirror and inspire an inner spiritual cleansing. 

So what would you like to cast out as inner chametz or puffed up leaven on this runway to Pesach? For some of us this has been a time of awakening to and rejecting the default assumption that White is right. For some of us, we are getting more conscious of disability access issues and of building a world where everyone truly belongs. What is your inner cleansing going to look like this year?

It's time to find your (possibly symbolic) candle and feather and route out all the dust bunnies inside and out. Then we will be ready for our joyful Passover seder.

All good,

Rabbi Julie