Teachings: Passover

Bedikat Chametz in Our Homes and in Our Relationships

The following story clarifies the traditional and spiritual elements of the process known as bedikat chametz, searching for chametz* in your home.

Festival of Meaningful Song Seder Outline and Song Sheet

Festival of Meaningful Song Seder Outline and Songsheet
A careful mix of silly and serious, learning and celebrating.
Adapt as you wish. Blessings for a sweet and meaningful Passover!

Bedikat Chametz in Our Homes and in Our Relationships

The following story clarifies the traditional and spiritual elements of the process known as bedikat chametz, searching for chametz* in your home.

Reframing the Chanukkah Christmas Dilemma

A Creative Strategy involving a Passover Twist

When almost all your congregants raise their hands to the question "Do you have a Christmas tree up this season in your home?" it's quite unsettling for a rabbi. This happened to me back in 1989 in a rural pulpit. The Hanukkah-Christmas dilemma full-blown. What to do, if anything?

A creative program came to mind during a night of troubled dreams. The president of the congregation, ever a supporter of my tendency towards R&D on behalf of the Jewish future, organized everything perfectly to my specifications. And the congregants came, almost all of them.

Free MP3 "Creating Space for God"

Guided Passover Imagery

Deepen your Passover preparations through a spiritual lens by means of this mp3 visualization by Rabbi Joyce Reinitz. Duration: 1.5 minutes. (Text of imagery is below)