A Beautiful Observation on the ‘Virtue’ of Hospitality

 

“Hospitality is a bridge to all the great

 

virtues, but it is immediately accessible.

 

You don’t have to love or forgive or feel

 

compassion to extend hospitality. But

 

it’s more than an invitation. It is the

 

creation of a safe, inviting, trustworthy

 

space — an atmosphere as much as

 

a place. It shapes the experience to

 

follow. It creates the intention, the

 

spirit, and the boundaries for what

 

is possible. As creatures, it seems,

 

we imagine a homogeneity in other

 

groups that we know not to be there

 

in our own. But new social realities

 

are brought into being over time by a

 

quality of relationship between unlikely

 

combinations of people. When in doubt,

 

practice hospitality”

 

 

 

From Krista Tippett

 

A Preview of a Hanukkah Seder in 8 Parts

Here is a preview of our Hanukkah Seder in 8 parts which will take place on Friday, 12/15.  This was written by the chef, Emily Moore, and me in 2006.  Send me a note if you are interested in the text of the “haggadah”.  For more information and signup links for the event, CLICK HERE.
Hanukkah and History:
The Meaning of Hanukkah through Olive Oils and Artisan Breads
An Original Seder of 8 Dippings with 8 Questions
With Shabbat and Hanukkah Music and Song by the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble
 Part 1
1st Dipping: Light Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Pumpkin Bread
1st Question: What was the Miracle of Hanukkah?
Part 2
2nd Dipping: Greek Olive Oil with Greek Pita
2nd Question: How was Hanukkah a Cultural/Religious War?
Part 3
3rd Dipping: Burnt Almond Oil with Lavash
3rd Question: What was the Cause of the Maccabean Revolt?
Part 4
4th Dipping: Robust Olive Oil with Bitter Aftertaste with Rosemary Bread
4th Question: Why Did Some Jews Choose Martyrdom?
Part 5
5th Dipping: Canola Oil with Cardamom and Sumac and Dark Rye
5th Question: Why Did Other Jews Choose Resistance?
Part 6
6th Dipping: Chile Infused Olive Oil with Roasted Garlic Bread
6th Question: Were the Maccabees Heroes or Zealots?
Part 7
7th Dipping: Lemon Infused Olive Oil with Rose Water and Challah
7th Question: What are the Historical Lessons of Hanukkah?
Part 8
8th Dipping: Rich Fruity Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Banana Walnut Bread.
8th Question: What are the Lessons of Hanukkah for Our Time?