I’m having a very hard time finding some good news to post this week and I was tempted to “pass over” (geddit?) this week’s Good News Friday installment. But I really didn’t want to leave Shabbat Hagadol (“the Great Sabbath”, the last Shabbat before Pesach) and the runup to Pesach with the plethora of bad news that has been our lot this week.
So instead of some hard good news, here are a couple of great videos to get you into the mood for Pesach.
First we have the story of Pesach, together with the order of the Seder, in a way I’m sure you’ve never heard before! The Jewish A Capella group Six13 sing a Passover-themed parody of “Uptown Funk,” the massive Mark Ronson song with Bruno Mars.
Your Seder will never be the same after this ! 😀
And here we have those ever-inventive Technion students who never let a good festival go to waste, who have come up with a brilliant Rube Goldberg-type Passover machine!
Isn’t it great to see those talented students putting their expensive education to good use? 😀
Shabbat Hagadol, the “Great Shabbat” is called thus because the closing words of the Haftara (the portion from Nevi’im, the Prophets) from Malachi 3:4-24, which we read in shul tomorrow talk about G-d’s promise to redeem Israel and to bless them. The last verses contain G-d’s promise to send Elijah the Prophet before the “Great and Awful Day”.
May these words signify that G-d’s promise of our redemption will be fulfilled speedily, especially in these trying times.
May the coming week be one of joy despite all the Pesach cleaning still facing us.
Shabbat Shalom everyone!