Passover continues today. Passover is a pilgrimage festival commemorating the liberation of the Israelites from slavery and their exodus from Egypt, lead by Moses. At Temple Emanuel on Jefferson Road, today's Chevra Torah service will be at 9:00 am and the Passover Shabbat Service will be at 10:30 am. During Passover many observers only eat Kosher and unleavened food in remembrance of needing to flee Egypt hastily and not having time to wait for bread to leaven. These observances are not only respectful to religious tradition, they build memories for children, memories that will last a lifetime.
The above swallowtail butterfly was photographed last week very near Temple Emanuel. It reminds us of travel and flight, and the great effort it takes to not only get from Point A to Point B, but to protect oneself from harm. Happy Saturday, Sabbath, and Passover.