A Lehigh Valley rabbi talks about the second pandemic Passover

Written by on April 1, 2021

A Lehigh Valley rabbi talks about the second pandemic Passover

By Brittany Sweeney

April 2, 2021

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

Passover is the week-long celebration marking the freeing of the Jews from slavery.

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Rabbi Melody Davis, from Congregation Bnai Shalom in Easton, this year they had more time to plan a safe way to get meals to those who would otherwise be alone.

“We had a socially distant, properly monitored cooking event at the synagog last Sunday.  We had tables that were 6 feet apart, no one shared utensils, everybody was masked and gloved and we prepared meals for 35 congregants,” Davis says

After the meals were delivered, she says, people could take part in two different zoom seders.

“My normal family seder is about 35 people.  My room that I typically hold the celebration in is 20 feet by 30 feet. You can’t safely distance 35 people in a 20 by 30 room,” she says. 

She says she’s really looking forward to the day she can literally embrace her congregation again.

“I’m a hugger!” she says. 

Passover began Saturday and ends this upcoming Sunday.

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