Alone But Together

Day 23. The “Thanksgiving” of the Jewish calendar is the first night of Passover. It is the one time of the year when Jewish families and friends, regardless of their level of religiosity, gather together at the Seder which commemorates the Exodus from Egypt thousands of years ago. This year thousands of Seders all around the world will be celebrated alone, apart from loved ones.

There is a lesson to be learned from this year’s Seder night. “Alone” does not mean we are not “together”. The irony of the Covid-19 pandemic is that only if “together” we stay “alone” can the virus be defeated.

As we sit down to our lonely Seders tonight we should take note of this powerful lesson and take it with us.

Alone does not mean we are not together.

In this spirit enjoy the video which the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra issued in celebration of this year’s “stay at home” Passover holiday.

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