Now, Passover Village has been featured on a Southern California public radio station. You can hear the interview now, or read about it.
The radio segment is scheduled to air on Saturday, March 27, 2010 on Off-Ramp, "a lively weekly look at Southern California through the eyes and ears of radio veteran John Rabe. News, arts, home, life... covering everything that makes life here exciting, enjoyable, and interesting." The show airs Saturday 12-1 p.m. and is rebroadcast on Sunday 7-8 p.m. on Southern California Radio Stations:
89.3 KPCC - LA & Orange Counties
89.1 KUOR - Inland Empire
90.3 KPCV - Coachella Valley
Online - www.scpr.org
A shorter version of the interview is likely run Monday, March 29, on the Southern California's Morning Edition and All Things Considered programs.
Here is what is posted on the Off-Ramp website:
KPCC's John Rabe talks with two men who will be spending Passover -- which starts Monday evening -- in the desert.There are still a few spaces available to join us for our seder. Visit www.PassoverVillage.blogspot.com.
To get back to their religious roots, Michael Chusid and Marc Weigensberg and up to forty other Jews will gather at a spot somewhere in the Mojave for several days. Away from the distractions of the modern world, they'll experience a Passover much more as their spiritual ancestors did, and not incidentally get closer to the earth. COME INSIDE for a link to their group's website, and an explanation of the tent, above.
Michael Chusid writes: "Dwelling in tents helps reconnect us to our 40 years in the desert. This community tent serves as our Sanctuary in the desert. Erecting it is a group effort that helps the individuals bond as a community. We decorate the inside with flags with the colors associated with the 12 tribes of Israel, and you can see four colored flags outside that indicate the cardinal directions. The board over the entry to the tent is painted to symbolize the blood that we put on the doorposts of our homes in Egypt the night that the Angel of Death passed over our homes. The rocks, the sky, the plants, and the critters that attend us are full of mystery and the Divine."