The end of the Seder is the conclusion of a journey, the one that takes us from child to adult, from bondage to freedom, from hidden to revealed, from questioning to certain of our actions.

The Jews left Egypt and survived.

Life is a wilderness and they were savage.
Life is an awakening and they were alert.
Life is a flowering and they blossomed.
Life is a struggle and they struggled.
Life is a gift and they were free to accept it.

From "Bashert" by Irena Kelpsisz

Rabbi David Hartman writes: “Passover is the night for reckless dreams; for visions about what a human being can be, what society can be, what people can be, what history may become.”

In the year ahead may we travel safely, march forward, make space for others, and move past our limitations.

לְשָׁנָה הַבָּאָה בִּירוּשָׁלָֽיִם

L’shana haba-ah biy’rushalayim


haggadah Section: Nirtzah
Source: Various clips,