And we were certain, absolutely sure, that we would never need to launch Pesach this way again.
And yet, here we are. Even less certain about where we are at all!
Do we gather with those who are vaccinated? Do we sit outside? Do we share the escape from Egypt together, apart, on Zoom, or some combination of all of these?
But what I said last year is still true:
And yet, we launch Nisan. Because the calendar doesn't slow down or stop. Because Passover is, at its very core, a celebration that we always need, even in the midst of darkness. Even when we are scared and worried and anxious and afraid, even when our focus is elswhere, the calendar launches us into Nisan.
So just for today, take a breath. Organize a thought. Consider the next step.