2nd chance seder521.
(photo credit: pepe fainberg)
Reading between the lines isn’t always easy, particularly when there’s nothing
there. White space.A question was brought to Moses: Will no good deed go
unpunished? We were burying our dead and, as a result, we are ritually defiled
and therefore ineligible to participate in the Passover ritual. Why should our
act of genuine mercy preclude us from the communal feast celebrating our
redemption? (Numbers 9:7, according to the commentary of the 16th-century
Italian Rabbi Sforno) Moses, a most humble man, recognizes the injustice and
asks God to fill in the white space. (Would that we could!) The Lord offers a
remedy. One month later, there will be another opportunity to celebrate
redemption, complete with maror (bitter herbs) and matza, the foods reminiscent
of bondage and redemption.
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