April 13th, 2019 — Shabbat Metzora
The night before Passover, the beginning of the 14th of Nisan, we are called to do Bedikat Hametz, the final check for any remaining bread or grain products in our home. We search at night, by candlelight, with a feather and wooden spoon, and without speaking. It turns out this tactile ritual offers us a special opportunity to look inward, at who we are. As we sweep crumbs from the most frequented places in our homes, we are invited to ask ourselves: what do we need to gently sweep away to become our kindest, most present selves in our most familiar relationships, in the most mundane moments?