Words to consider for this year’s Festival of Freedom

Free at last, thank God Almighty, free at last.

Dr. King’s timeless words are an echo of the sensation our ancestors’ experienced when they finally escaped the clutches of Pharoah and his army at the distant shore of the Red Sea.

They also animate the vision of our nation’s school children, who with their supporters came together by the millions last Saturday, to further the effort for the legislation of sensible gun control laws – that they may be free from the threat of lethal violence in our schools. May their vision be fulfilled speedily and in our day – the sooner the better.

These are my thoughts as we approach our people’s Festival of Freedom at the end of this week.

I also wish to add a couple of practical Passover notes, for your attention. First, if you have not yet sold your hametz, please drop me an email and include the address of the sites to which the sale applies. Second, if you are a first born, please join me (who happens to fit the bill) at this year’s Siyyum B’khorim, to be held at the conclusion of Shaharit services at Beth Shalom this Friday. Worship gets underway at 6:45 am. It will include the completion of a tractate of Talmud, which will be followed by a sumptuous breakfast. Event will take place is Rooms 108 and 109.
Hag kasher v’sameah!