Having a Safe Passover with Family & Friends During COVID-19
Passover is a time of the year to enjoy being with family and friends and also is a very special time where people come together and celebrate freedom from slavery. This year we will be more creative in the ways that we celebrate.
Here is a Passover message in the time of COVID-19 by RABBI DAVID ROSENBERG. And here is what he had to say:
“This year, Passover—like so many other aspects of human life—must shelter in place. Families who had looked forward to large gatherings with friends now expect small gatherings of immediate family members. Many will look around the table and think of loved ones who are not there. Some will be attending Seders for a party of one. How different this Passover is from other Passovers! The joy of the holiday has been reduced by the need to keep safe during a pandemic.”
“Celebrating Passover during this unprecedented time can serve to remind us that many people do not experience joy and that many are familiar with social isolation regardless of calls for staying at home. This Passover season can inspire us to reach out with a caring phone call or to connect with others in new ways that smartphones and laptops make possible.”
“May we, our loved ones, our colleagues, our friends, and all we know experience good health at this difficult time. And may we continue to share joy and model resiliency remotely until we can safely come together again.”