If you're looking for a creative way to tell the Magid at the seder table this year, consider the way we went about it at this year's Religious School Chocolate Seder: in limerick!
Taking inspiration from the Listener Limerick Challenge on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me the leader of the seder should read a limerick, and then let everyone else guess the last word. If you write your own, that's great. Send them to Rabbi Hirsch, and he'll start to build up a collection at Hevreh
At Passover we open the file
About a baby who floated a mile
In a basket of hay
It bobbed as it may
Along the river nile.
Even with each plague show
Pharaoh still said no.
To Moses’ request
He made on God’s behest,
To “Let my people go.”
Boils, lice, and blood
Cows too sick to chew their cud,
All the plagues
We’re super not vague
At least there wasn’t a flood.
Moses yelled, “Listen up you guys,
Im telling you no lies.
It’s time to leave in a hurry.”
Then the community was all in a flurry.
With no time to let the bread rise.
Pharaoh chased them with chariot and cart.
But the Israelites had a head start.
When they got to the Red Sea
The next steps didn’t seem easy
So God made the waters part.
Once on dry land
Their feet firmly in the sand
The Israelites celebrated
For this freedom was fated.
From slavery they had closure
So now we can tell the story of Passover.