It’s Passover 5778, and it’s also a time of social distancing and COVID-19 restrictions on gathering. This may mean that elder family members will not be attending Seder, or will be sharing the experience on the zoom platform.
Staten Islander News organization hopes that you and your family have a joyous and fruitful Pesach, and observe in whatever ways your particular heritage and faith specifies. This will be a different night, but different not only in the religious ways, but in how we share the Seder with our loved ones.
My original idea of what the Internet would grow into, back in the early 1990s, was a place where people who come together for spiritual insight, a virtual meeting place where we might all uplift one another. The COVID-19 crisis is encouraging us to do this, finally.
Our friends on Staten Island and beyond, remember to avoid chametz, both literally and figuratively, the yeast of leavened wheat, and the yeast of sin. We regret that this wasn’t posted sooner, but we felt late is better than not at all, and so here it is. Enjoy.
Chag Pesach kasher vesame’ach.
Staten Islander News Org Editor