Passover is Over: A Reflection

by Rebecca Einstein Schorr on 29 April 2014 @ 2:33 pm

This was the year.
In 2010, I gave myself until this year to make a decision about kitniyot.
Of course, 5774 seemed like such a long way off…

inclusive seder

After several years of experimenting with the Pesach prohibitions, we have finally found what works best for our family.
Rice? Fine.
Beans? Fine.
Peanut butter? Fine.
Corn and its byproducts? Fine.
And while it is not what I would choose for myself, it is what works best for Ben.
And isn’t that what parenting is all about?
Especially special-needs parenting?
Putting the needs of our children ahead of our own?

This was the first Pesach that made sense for us.
It was full of joy.
It was full of freedom.
It was full of gratitude.

And now…we count our days to Sinai.

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To read more about our first inclusive seder, head over to The New Normal.

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1 Rona Elias 29 April 2014 @ 8:26 pm at 8:26 pm

Hi Rebecca,

When I attempted to click on “The New Normal” I found myself on a page for CamelBack products. What is the secret to getting to your other website. I like what I have read and want to read more!

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2 Rebecca Einstein Schorr 29 April 2014 @ 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm

Strange. I fixed that problem hours ago…

Anyway, here is the link:
http://www.thejewishweek.com/blogs/new-normal/aspergers-friendly-seder

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3 Jennifer 30 April 2014 @ 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm

I had that problem too. It’s because I clicked in the link that was in the email, not on the link that was on this website.

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4 Dana Meijler 30 April 2014 @ 10:45 am at 10:45 am

Here, here! I do kitniyot for my autistic daughter too, and guess what? If it’s absolutely, positively difficult for her, I let her have bread. I may not be following the letter of the tradition but I am following the spirit of it.

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