Shabbat and Holidays

by Lori Kramer, Office Manager

Spring is coming! The days are getting longer, the temperatures are warming, and my chickens are laying tons of eggs. With all these changes come plans of spring landscaping at Mayyim Hayyim. This winter, we had to cut down a large tree at the entrance to our gate. We’ll miss her shade and family of critters. As we look toward the coming season, we are excited to once again beautify our garden. Spring is the time for rebirth and renewal — both for the earth around us and ourselves.

We hurry through the weeks between Purim and our Jewish marker of springtime, Passover, cleaning our houses, making sure all of our chametz (food mixed with leaven) is removed from every nook and cranny. Going through the rituals and the motions of cleaning the car, the floors, the cabinets and everything else is more than a little overwhelming. Don’t get me started on planning the seder. Fortunately, amidst all the practical Passover prep, Mayyim Hayyim is here for your spiritual preparation for the changes ahead.

How will you emerge this spring? As Passover creeps around the corner, consider a contemplative immersion. The water is warm and waiting.

But don’t just take it from me. Here’s what one of our guests had to say:

“A new beginning and I will return with more stories to read and tell. Much gratitude to you all that sustain this treasure of tradition.”


Lori KramerLori Kramer is the Office Manager at Mayyim Hayyim.