I was walking down Avenue J in Flatbush, when an ominous-looking young man approached me. He wore a black ski-hat, tight jeans and a black leather jacket. The dude had a chip-on-his-shoulder angry-looking attitude as if he all he wanted was trouble. He looked like a member of some Brooklyn or Bronx gang. He was coming straight at me and maybe he thought that the white-bearded old man in the long black coat (me!) would be easy prey; at least, that was the scenario that played in my head. Instinctively from back in the old days, my mind quickly began reviewing contingency plans: if he pulls a knife with his right hand, I'll do such-and-such; if he throws a left, then I'll react with...
The continuation of this story - all about final Passover and how they affect our children - will floor you. Read Passover: Dread of Dream, my feature article in this week's Passover issue of Breslev Israel web magazine.
Here's something to make your Passover Seder much more meaningful: The Hidden Hand is my elaboration on the Dayenu sonnet in the Haggada.
Don't be in the dark about Passover; here are all the basics you need to know in Pesach: An Overview.
Kimcha D'Piskha, donating food to the poor for Pesach, is one of the most important mitzvoth to fulfill before we sit down at our own Seder Table.
Also feartured this week:
Rav Shalom Arush's Pesach message: Only You
Dr. Zev Ballen: Emuna and Healthy Emotions
Racheli Reckles: You're Israeli, No?
Jennifer Woodward: A Clean Home
Tiferet Israel: Awakenings
Have a lovely week with joyful and meaningful Passover preparations.
Yehuda Segel: Halacha With a Smile