Pesach has come and gone in a whirl. The house is put back together (of course, there’s always a couple of things we can’t seem to find and hope they turn up before next year…) Classes have begun for the spring session and I’m very excited about the next few weeks. Some of the classes are exploring texts I haven’t taught in years and as I prepare the materials I realize how much my own thoughts have changed, perhaps grown, as a result of life flowing forward and comments students have made over the years. It’s at times like these that I stop to appreciate the dynamic of Jewish learning, never stagnates, never grows stale. The questions always change because the old answers always change to new ones.
It’s funny how every year I notice that I don’t have time to reflect on things too much just before Pesach because there’s just too much to do. But once Pesach hits and for a few weeks after, I love taking that time to reflect on how things have changed and how much we grow and share. Soon I know craziness will set back into place in our lives but right now I’d like to share a thought from one of my favourite Jewish reflective thinkers: Einstein.
“Two things inspire me to awe – the starry heavens above and the moral universe within.”
So I take this moment to reflect and I invite you to share in this feeling…
Then watch this video I found and empower yourself with the energy this young Jewish woman brings to her statement of Jewish identity – enjoy!