On Friday (3 April), I participated in the Jewish Grad and Professional Network’s Shabbat on Zoom. It was different, but it was so nice to see everyone.
It’s nice to be together, although distant, during this time. Tomorrow night or on Thursday night, I might sit in on a Seder on Zoom. Someone sent me a link of hosts willing to Zoom their Seders and I want to try it out.
This time of season is about overcoming, strength and faith. COVID-19 is bringing to life the true meanings of the seasons.
I can’t wait for the quarantine to be over, so I can see everyone in the flesh. I’ve noticed kindness has been brought back to life and I hope it lasts long after.
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Hi, Jessica Marie!
Imagine if the virus had struck 30 years ago before we had zoom conferencing and other such conveniences. We would really have felt isolated. As it is, we can still come face-to-face with our friends and colleagues, conduct business, teach, learn and socialize while remaining in the safety and security of our homes. I’m happy to know you enjoyed sitting in on the Jewish prayer service and I hope you can also experience the ceremonial Seder feast. Let’s hope the next thing to go viral across our land is kindness.
Stay safe, healthy and positive, dear friend JM. I’ll be connecting with you again soon!