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Rabbi's Message



With Passover coming, we are reminded that we are allowed, even encouraged to ask questions. 

The Passover Haggadah even ensures that questions are asked. 

Perhaps the most famous passage in the Haggadah is the “Ma Nish-ta-na" which is being in awe followed by a declaration, “Wow, how different this night is from all other nights!” This paragraph is recited by the youngest person (not necessarily a child) at the Seder; for a Jewish child, this may be a first experience of public speaking, public questioning. Asking questions pertain to finding the reasons behind the holiday’s rituals, for example. On all other nights, we all kinds of bread, why tonight do we only eat Matza?” The remainder of the Haggadah is designed to answer those questions.

Another well-known passage speaks of four children: one wise, one thoughtless, one simple, and one too young to ask questions. We are told that no two children are alike; they study in each their own way, and are developing their own style of living, which requires questioning. The reading describes the parents’ responses to each child.

The spirit of Passover is summarized in one characteristic teaching of the Haggadah: “In every generation, we are obligated to regard ourselves as if we personally were liberated from Egypt.”

So, in the spirit of Passover, as we experience our freedom and as we ask our questions, we at Congregation Beth Ahm have been undertaking our own journey, as we have been asking questions pertaining to where we will be going, where will we set up out proverbial tent and how can we keep our legacy alive.

This year let us include our own questions that will give you the insight as to what you want your Jewish life to be for you.

Here are the probable questions to consider:

What were your reasons for joining CBA?
How does a synagogue meet your needs?

What have you enjoyed the most about belonging to CBA?

What do you have to offer another congregation?

For Interfaith Households:
What do you need so that you are more comfortable as an interfaith family?

Jody and I wish you all a Happy, Sweet Passover,
  - Rabbi Alan




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