Pesach is usually the time of renewal, the “Holiday of Spring,” when we in the northern hemisphere begin to see the beauty and blossoming of the natural world.
Appropriately, the m’gillah, the selection from the Ketuvim, that we read on Pesach is Shir HaShirim, the Song of Songs:
“For now the winter is past, the rains are over and gone. The blossoms have appeared in the land, the time of pruning/singing has come; the song of the turtledove is heard in our land. The green figs form on the fig tree, the vines in blossom give off fragrance. Arise, my darling; My fair one, come away!” (... Read More