To all my Jewish readers I wish a zis’n Peysach (” a sweet Passover”). I hope you enjoyed wonderful seders tonight and the same for tomorrow for those of you who do second seders.
Today, April 20th at 7PM Pacific time, KBCS will rebroadcast a one hour radio program I produced last year of Passover music (the program script and mp3s available here). The music covers the Jewish waterfront from Israel to North Africa, to the U.S.; from Ashkenazi to Sephardic; from contemporary to ancient. You can listen to the show Sunday live on radio (91.3 in Seattle), via audio stream, or listen here to the full hour program any time you like.
For those who would like to ponder deeper Passover themes, I wrote an essay some time ago exploring Moses’ identity and paralleling it with thorny issues of contemporary Jewish identity, Life of Moses as Allegory of Jewish Existence. I offer it to you for your contemplation.
Passover has always been one of my favorite Jewish holidays. I’ve found the seder to be one of the most accessible Jewish rituals for non-Jews. And further, the seder is full of wonderful, joyful music, good food and talk of liberation and social justice. Who could ask for anything more?
This link offers a sampling of past Passover themed posts I’ve written.