Pesach by Rabbi David Hartley Mark

A Wedding, NYC Taxi Rides through the Old Neighborhood, and Pesach We had a family simcha (joyful event) recently, returning to our hometown of New York City—my Old Neighborhood in particular, the Lower East Side—for our nephew Justin and his new bride, Sue’s, wedding. The venue was a hall directly across from the Statue of […]

Pesach—1st Day by David Hartley Mark

Rather than the Torah reading, I will focus my drash/rabbinical commentary on Psalm 136, which is part of the Shabbat and holiday davening and the Haggadah as well, and features the refrain: Hodu la-do-noy—“Praise the Lord, for He is good, for His lovingkindness endures forever.” One of its lines (136:16) thanks God “for leading His […]

Passover Meditation 04/15/14

Meditations and discussion with Rabbi Patrick on the Pesach seder