Passover, Are You Ready? Are You Free?

It’s the newest, strangest, hardest holiday one could ask for — and I don’t mean because of the bitter herbs. Passover is a celebration of the blossoming Jewish nation, finally free to self-define. But the path toward self-definition is a rocky one, and our rituals don’t shy away from that fact.

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The Ka’abah and Its Symbolism

According to tradition , the Ka’abah, or the Cube, was first built by the first Abrahamic Prophet, Adam (upon him be peace). What is amazing about this is that the Ka’abah is symbolic not only of the unity of mankind through space, but also through time. Throughout human history, it has always existed as a place of worship of the Divine God. When we declare our allegiance to the One, we are in the memories of billions of footsteps, in the residue of the very first human beings, in the energetic space of thebeing of human.

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