Friday, April 10, 2020

Israel, The Only Jewish Country, Model Seder on National Television

Israel's President Ruby Rivlin

Model Seder, 5780, 2020, Channel 11
Model Seder, 5780, 2020, Channel 11
Wednesday, soon before Passover, 5780, 2020, began, there was a lovely, traditional "Model Seder" on Israel's Channel 11. Various entertainers, plus Israel's President Ruby Rivlin "beamed in" participated in a national Pesach Seder.

It's in times like this when we're reminded that Israel is the only Jewish country in the world. Granted that it's too easy to complain; people sure do.

I was going to blog about politics. But in these difficult corona, COVID-19, times, I really think it's better to write about something good and encouraging. In addition, when Prime Minister Binyamin Bibi Netanyahu explained the corona lock-down restrictions, he related them to the Passover holiday and family observances.

Let's look at the good and our blessings. One thing for sure, modern technology has made these restrictions much easier to bear. What do you think?


rutimizrachi said...

Agreed! "Visiting" with our children via Zoom and Whatsapp has become a very special part of our week that no one in the family takes for granted. Ironically, I see the grandkids more than before; one son has asked to start a weekly poetry chavruta with me; another son who is "allergic" to the phone calls every week; I'm seeing and hearing from my daughters-in-love (even the overseas gals) more than ever before. I hope we don't lose this gift when "normal" returns.

Batya said...

Baruch Hashem, rather amazing. Besides the family, my Tanach chevruta group is meeting most days instead of once a week. We've arranged timing so the friend in NY can join, too.