Saturday, April 19, 2008

Seder Snapshot

Many religious holidays ask adherents to make temporary alterations in their diets.  The practice of not eating “chametz,” (grain products not completely cooked within 18 minutes of flour meeting water) during Passover has symbolic significance that relates the practice to the story of the Exodus.  In addition, the spiritual practice of altering one’s diet can help us pay attention to the world around us in new ways.  Noticing where our food comes from, how it is made and what it is made from can help us feel connected to others and the Earth. 

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