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Rabbi Ellen Bernstein's Nirtzah

April 1, 2024


Rabbi Nathan Martin

We end our Passover Seders this month at "Nirzah/The concluding step" with a wish of L'shana Haba'ah biyerushalayim (Next year in Jerusalem). In that spirit I share Rabbi Ellen's Bernstein's Nirtzah which connects to the root Shalem ‐ in Jersualem ‐ to Shalom, to peace:

We pray that Jerusalem ‐‐ the spiritual center for three great traditions ‐‐experiences the peace that its name promises. We pray that all people everywhere stand in awe of the heavens and earth and know the peace that comes from living lives of wonder. In the year to come, let us dedicate ourselves to making our cities wholesome cities, cities of peace. (Promise of the Land Haggadah, p.65) 

Fri, June 21 2024 15 Sivan 5784