Do Passover Preparations Have To Be Stressful?

1850ukr_pesahNo! They do not.

When I first learned to prepare for Passover, I was literally depressed by the time this most beautiful of holidays came around. By the time the cleaning was done (even with help), the cooking had lost its appeal.

At the time, I was following a bunch of stringencies I’d been taught were an essential component of Passover observance. Without them, I believed, my Passover would be second rate. But, secretly I likened the experience to being a slave in a modern version of Egypt, with no way out…until Passover had passed!

Yet, in my heart I knew: This is not the way Judaism was supposed to be.

Fortunately, I began learning Breslov Chassidus, the teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. And everything changed.


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