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ONETABLE X PASSOVER WELCOMING. ELEVATION. JOY. These are the cardinal directions at OneTable, and we need them now more than ever. Whether you’re celebrating Passover in person with your housemates or virtually online, we invite you to read the framing passages below aloud as you begin your Seder. Whether this is your first Seder or your thirtieth, beginning with intention matters. And what better way to begin than by naming the values that make Jewish ritual meaningful and magical in our modern lives.

WELCOMING

Hachnasat Orchim - The Art of Hospitality

‫ו ַ ֲא ַהבְ ּתֶם אֶת־הַג ֵּר כ ִּי־ג ֵ ִרים ֱהי ִיתֶם בְ ּ ֶא ֶרץ ִמצְ ָרי ִם׃‬ Love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. — Deuteronomy 10:19

Whoever you are, wherever you’re from, you are welcome here. You have a place at this Seder table. Your presence matters.

ELEVATION

Kedushah - Sacred Time

‫ו ְ ָהי ָה הַיּו ֹם הַז ֶּה לָכ ֶם לְזִכ ָּרו ֹן וְחַגֹּתֶם א ֹתו ֹ חַג ל ַיהו ָה ל ְד ֹרֹתֵיכ ֶם חֻקַּת עוֹל ָם ְּתחָג ֻּהו ּ׃‬ This day will be one of remembrance for you: celebrate it as a festival throughout the ages and as an institution for all time. — Exodus 12:14

Celebrating Judaism in community is an opportunity to time travel, to mark the past in the present and invite the stories of our ancestors to inspire our future.

JOY

Oneg - Happiness Shared

‫ו ַ ִּתקַּח ִמ ְרי ָם הַנ ְּבִיאָה אֲחו ֹת ַאהֲרן ֹ אֶת־ ַה ּתֹף בְ ּי ָ ָדהּ ו ַ ֵּתצֶאן ָ כ ָל־הַנ ּ ָׁשִים ַאחֲ ֶרי ָה בְ ּ ֻת ּפ ִים וּבִמְח ֹלֹת׃‬ Then Miriam the prophetess took a timbrel in her hand and all the women went out after her dancing with timbrels. — Exodus 15:20

Embrace the joy in Judaism. If the Exodus can end with a dance party, so can your Seder.

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A OneTable Passover  

Whether this is your first Seder or your thirtieth, beginning with intention matters. And what better way to begin than by naming the values...

A OneTable Passover  

Whether this is your first Seder or your thirtieth, beginning with intention matters. And what better way to begin than by naming the values...