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March Supplemental Materials

Standard: Adding New Insight into the Passover Seder

To help ourselves, our families, and those around our tables to truly experience the power of Passover we need to prepare our hearts and minds while we prepare our homes.

Classic websites:
My Jewish Learning
All sorts of information on Passover how to’s including history, picking a Hagaddah, recipes, conducting a seder and more

Ritual Well
Lots more information on Passover including social action projects, questions for discussion and a personal Dayenu Prayer

Really interesting source to easily add another layer of Social Justice to your Seder:
Social Justice Guide
Contemporize the messages of Passover with this guide. Ideas such as: Updating your Seder plate with an orange, potato, or fair-trade chocolate or cocoa beans, reciting a new 10 Plagues - thinking about  modern day slavery

ELI Talks:

The New Wanderers: God, Millennials, and Jewish Engagement
In this Eli talk, Rabbi Jessy Gross argues that contemporary American Judaism must now make the opposite transition—from a place-based synagogue model of the postwar era to a new model of a mobile mishkan for the 21st century.

Additional supplemental articles:

Supplemental Article: A Passover Question That Keeps Us Up All Night

Supplemental Article: Meditation For Seder

Supplemental Article: Begin With A Story

Mussar: Order/Seder

TED TALK: Click here to watch.

Ecologist Eric Berlow doesn't feel overwhelmed when faced with complex systems. He knows that more information can lead to a better, simpler solution. Illustrating the tips and tricks for breaking down big issues, he distills an overwhelming infographic on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan to a few elementary points.  


The Clutter Maven pledges to deliver viable solutions for an overstuffed home or work environment, aiming to clear the space necessary to operate in a healthy, peaceful, and inspirational space

No conversation about order could omit the order of the Passover Seder
Here is a review from My Jewish Learning

(compiled by Goodlife Organizing)

Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, 
it is not all mixed up. ~ A.A. Milne

Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity ~ Albert Einstein

The most important things in life aren’t things. ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.  
~Author Unknown

For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Eliminate physical clutter. More importantly, eliminate spiritual clutter.
~ D.H. Mondfleur

Good order is the foundation of all things. – Edmund Burke

Our life is frittered away by detail . . . simplify, simplify. 
~Henry David Thoreau

I’m careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can strive for; perfection is God’s business. ~ Michael J. Fox

Less is more. ~ Mies Van Der Rohe

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to

be beautiful. ~ William Morris

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~ Leonardo DaVinci

The more you have, the more you are occupied. The less you have, the more free you are. ~ Mother Teresa



Sun, October 21 2018 12 Cheshvan 5779