As many of my friends in PDX know, OPK has become a sweet home away from home for me, and I ache at the pain and fear my friends and the whole Jewish community there are experiencing tonight. I am glad my friends are safe, I pray for the grieving families of those who were killed, and hope that in the days to come, ways that I can be of help to my friends there will become clearer.
As I continue with Passover cleaning and cooking here at home, I am reminded that a big part of why we who are free keep telling the story of our redemption over and over each year is to remind ourselves that no one is completely free -- of hatred, fear and everything else that holds us back -- until we all are. We must work together, using whatever gifts are at our disposal, to help make that happen.
I wish all of you a zissn Pesach -- a sweet Passover of redemption, healing and peace.