Wednesday, 24 April 2019
We talk a lot during the Seder (Passover meal of the "Last Supper") about dipping twice. I've never really understood it, and still don't, but that shouldn't slow us down.
Once we dip parsley into salt water. I get that. Parsley represents spring (the season) and Passover is a spring holiday. The salt water represents the salty tears of slavery and the parting of the salty Red Sea.
The second dipping causes me some trouble. It is dipping the bitter herb into the sweet charoset. At first that bothered me because the bitter and sweet contrast and do not go together. Then I grew to accept it because the sweet overpowers (overcomes) the bitter.
Anyway, these are big things in the meditations of a rabbi. Apparently this rabbi has nothing else over which to meditate. So, what's it going to be for your eternity, bitter or sweet?
Joshua 24:15b "... choose you this day whom ye will serve ... but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Rabbi Michael Weiner,