Submitted by Rabbi Arthur Waskow on
Tuesday evening, April 14, is the 7th night of Passover. Traditionally, it is the night to celebrate the ancient crossing of the Red (Reed) Sea, and there has been a tradition of Seders to honor that night.
This year, The Shalom Center will hold an on-line Seder specially written to address our crisis, facing the Eleventh Plague -- the Coronavirus Plague -- as well as other plagues of wounded Earth and Humankind.
We see this as another in the great line of spiritually rooted and creatively activist Seders that goes back to the Freedom Seder of 1969.
Please save the date and time – 7 p.m. to about 9 p.m Eastern Time on Tuesday, April 14. We will be back in touch with you with more details, the link, etc. We will welcome freely offered contributions and we will freely welcome all who wish to take part – as the Haggadah itself says, Let all who are hungry, all who are in need, come and celebrate Pesach. We would add, all who are hungry for emotional, spiritual, and intellectual sustenance in this moment of crisis broad and deep.
With blessings of health restored, of freedom renewed, of Earth and Humankind closer to the Land of Promise, the Beloved Community -- Arthur