Every year during Passover, we gather together to ask the question, “Why is this night different from all other nights?” This year, the question takes on even greater meaning.
Right now, we should be shopping, cooking, and baking. We should be setting our tables and preparing our seder plates, ready to welcome our families and friends into our homes. We should, but we cannot. Because of the pandemic, this year’s Passover will be different.
Different, yes; yet still celebrated.
While we cannot gather together physically, it is paramount we still connect.
Reach out to your parents, your children, your friends. Call them, video chat, send a text, or write an email. Check in on each other and let people know that you are thinking of them. Have some laughs and discuss your struggles. And this year, more than ever before, recount the story of Passover and share what this holiday means to you.
Presently, above all, it is important for us keep our distance from each other. We do this because it is our part to play to help flatten the curve. We do this to curb this pandemic we are all living through.
We do this because we love and we care.
And, we do this so next year we can all be together again at Passover.
Lindsay Sawyer Fay