Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday Kavvanah, 4/14/2011 - Kashering the Soul

As Pesah approaches and we grow more frantic with completing all the necessary preparations in time, I am reminded that Pesah, like Yom Kippur (exactly half a year away), is as much about the spiritual cleanse as the physical. On this holiday, we "fast" for eight days by denying ourselves dietary staples, as we invoke themes of redemption and purity.

Spring cleaning is not just for the house and the kitchen; along with our external environments, we kasher our souls for Hag Ha-Aviv, the Festival of Spring. Go ahead, get down on your knees to scrub that oven - it's good for you.

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