Cherry Blossoms and Entering the Month of Nisan

Living in DC, every year when the Cherry Blossoms are in bloom it feels like a rite of passage to go down and see them. When my husband and I went down to the Tidal Bassin last week early one morning, there were already thousands of people walking around, taking pictures, pointing, and smiling.

There was a palpable energy and joy being amongst these trees that once again sprang to life. Walking beneath these trees, it felt like blessings were overhead everywhere we stepped.

It was an embodiment of spring and beautiful way to prepare to enter the Hebrew month of Nisan.

Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh Tov (Happy New Month) of Nisan! Wishing you a month of newness, fresh energy, freedom and blossoming into Springtime,

Rabbi Sarah