Unit Vav – Pesach

– 4 class sessions (March-April 2016)

March 26, 2016
Passover – history, story, meaning
Strassfeld, A Book of Life, pp. 231-243 – Pesach/Passover

April 2, 2016
Keeping Passover
What we do: Restricting Freedom to Celebrate Freedom –
What we give up and what we gain.
How we do it:
Kosher for Passover and Special Liturgies
Hallel and Festival Kiddush from Mishkan T’filah, pp. 558-559, 386-387
A Hallel Tune - B'tzeit Yisraeil
Selections from A Night of Questions – A Passover Haggadah, pp. 22-23

April 9, 2016, 9:00 AM - World Cafe - A discussion of purity in ancient and contemporary views

April 16, 2016
The Passover Seder
What we do:  A symbolic meal, special foods, eating as story telling
How we do it: Everything in order
Selections from A Night of Questions – A Passover Haggadah, pp. 5, 16, 18, 27
A Passover Seder – 5769 – a “light” seder with most of the components
Seder Tunes: Four Questions, Dayeinu
A resource on Passover from A Guide to Jewish Practice, edited by David Teutsch

April 23, 2016 - Second Night Passover Seder at TBE

April 30, 2016
Interfaith Seders, Passover in American Culture,
Are all people's liberation stories connected to the Exodus from Egypt?
How to Run a Great Interfaith Seder - Rabbi Michael Zimmerman
Passover, from The Book of Jewish Food, by Claudia Roden
Some liberation theologies are definitely not Jewish:
Rabbi Eugen Korn criticizes a Palestinian Liberation Theology